Belarus Can Make Billions in Space Sector, Lukashenko

20.07.2010 17:31
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Earnings from the work of the space industry enterprises of Belarus should reach one billion dollars in the future. This was stated on July, 20th by the President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko at his visiting of JSC Peleng. "The country should have a different look. We should gain billions dollars in this area. We will help if it is necessary. They are the new turns and a different mentality of the nation", the Belarusian leader said.

The head of the state instructed to determine, according to the basis of the republic, the advanced directions, where Belarus may produce itself a high-tech and highly competitive products. «Drill, fan are good, but space technology is the most important thing», Alexander Lukashenko stressed. «We need to clearly set objectives to everyone, such as come and work, or go away if you don’t want to», the president amplified.

Alexander Lukashenko also examined the latest developments of the enterprise. The Belarusian leader surveyed the design department, assembly areas of the opto-mechanical units, surface mounting, and space technology assembly of the Research and Design department of the Cosmos, X-ray laboratory, BelTA informs.

In particular, JSC Peleng created equipment for the Belarusian spacecraft, launched in the first quarter of 2011. During its existence Peleng participated in the launching of 35 spacecrafts. «The company has orders for manufactured goods and specific proposals from the foreign customers,» the Chairman Vladimir Pokryshkin said.

The company also manufactures opto-electronic equipment. In particular, comparison microscope, which is used in the criminologists’ work is highly demanded. JSC Peleng also mastered the production of a wide range of meteorological equipment for meteorological stations. Such weather station is being tested now at one of the airfields in Russia. In addition, the company specializes in the design and manufacture of security systems of boundaries and various objects.