Members of the International Space Station Crew 15 times welcomed in the New Year. All because of the rotation of the station around the Earth cosmonauts made a voyage to the future and immediately back to the past. It was only 15 times. Exactly so much times the ISS overpassed the border from December 31, 2013 to January 1, 2014.
The first time cosmonauts welcomed in the New Year at 14:08 by Moldavian time on December 31. At that moment the station was overflying between Australia and New Zealand.
At the moment when there was a midnight in Moscow, cosmonauts welcomed in the New Year above the Pacific Ocean. In New Year by Greenwich time at 4 p.m. in January 1 by Moscow time, the station was above the Atlantic Ocean to the south of Africa.
Finally in 2014 the station flew at 13:51 by Moscow time in January 1, when was flying above the Pacific Ocean to the east side of  New Zealand.
At present time, Russian cosmonauts Oleg Kotov, Sergey Ryazansky, Mikhail Turin, American astronauts Michael Hopkins and Rick Mastraccio, as well Japanese pilot Koichi Wakata are working in the ISS.
Press-Service of Kazcosmos

A group of Kazakh specialists having received diplomas and certificates of engineers-designers of space technologies arrived to Kazakhstan from Krasnoyarsk region of  Russia.
12 employees of JSC «NC Kazakhstan Gharysh Sapary» («KGS») completed the annual theoretical and practical training courses of space technologies in Siberian State Aerospace University as well in «Information space systems» (ISS) Russian enterprise named after Reshetnev.
As the curator of the group, director of space systems centre for Earth remote sensing of JSC «NC KGS» Aidar Kuatbayev told to our agency that all guys successfully passed the examinations. The final result of practical work of Kazakh specialists became mass size model of telecommunication satellites in natural size which was adopted by the Commission without comments.
The course of practical trainings also included participation in testing of «Kazsat-3» which is situated in assembly hall of  ISS enterprise named after Reshetnev.
«We hope that our knowledge will give the opportunity for the company «Kazakhstan Gharysh Sapary» to provide services of a customer to support projects for creation and maintenance of telecommunication spacecrafts» - say the young Kazakh engineers-designers of spacecrafts.
 
KAZINFORM/ Sarah Nurgaliyeva

President of the Republic of Kazakhstan has met with the Deputy Prime Minister of Russia Dmitry Rogozin, the press service of the President reports.
Nursultan Nazarbayev noted the practical importance of Rogozin's visit. He also said that it was necessary to timely address various issues of bilateral nature.
During the meeting they discussed problems of military-technical partnership, joint industrial collaboration as well as bilateral cooperation in the space sector.
Source: Press Service of the President of Kazakhstan

The delegation of the National Space Agency of the Republic of Kazakhstan at the head with chairman of Kazcosmos T. Mussabayev are participating in 20th session work of the Asia-Pacific Region Space Agency Forum (APRSAF-20), which is held on 3-6 December 2013 in Vietnam.
This year the main subject of the forum is «Values from space»: 20 years Asia-Pacific Region experiences.
Within the framework of APRSAF-20 the head of Kazcosmos Talgat Mussabayev will make reports in a plenary session of the forum and also will take part in the special event, organized by APRSAF.
Headed by the chairman of the NSA of the RK, the delegation of Kazcosmos in composition of that the acting president of «Kazakhstan Gharysh Sapary» NC» JSC Marat Nurgozhin, general director of Kazakhstan-Russian Joint venture «Baiterek» Kuat Mustafinov and organizations of Kazcosmos will conduct a row of working meetings.
Particularly, the negotiations are planned with Mr. Naoki Okumura, with chairman of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency on cooperation in the space field.
Press-service of Kazcosmos
 

Today, Chairman of the National Space Agency of Kazakhstan Talgat Musabayev spoke at the Government Hour in the Majilis of Kazakhstan on "Actual problems of creating the space industry in the Republic of Kazakhstan."
During his speech, the chairman Kazkosmos detailed account of the areas of activity of the National Space Agency, as investment projects implemented Kazkosmos, research in the field of space activities, the law "On Space", staffing the space industry, international cooperation, etc.
The head of the department, "Given the high relevance of space technology for the socio-economic development, Kazkosmos is currently implementing a number of major space projects: the creation of space communications and broadcasting« KazSat »; creating space Earth observation system, the creation of the assembly and test complex spacecraft and creation of a space rocket complex "Baiterek". And now, we have already achieved some results. "
In addition, Talgat Musabayev detailed answers to all the questions raised by the deputies. For example, he said that the space of the complex and the city "Baikonur" will now engage in inter-governmental commission headed by Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan Kairat Kelimbetov and Deputy Russian Prime Minister Igor Shuvalov. Also, he noted that: "The spacecraft« KazSat-2 "is successfully operating and rental services of satellite capacity granted nine telecommunications companies in Kazakhstan. This is about 46% utilization of satellite resources." 
Press service Kazkosmos

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