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Minsk, Russia (RIA Novosti) Apr 10, 2013
Belarus and Russia are planning to set up an advanced civilian satellite grouping, Pyotr Vityaz, a spokesman for the Belarusian National Academy of Sciences, said on Tuesday.
At present, the Belarusian-Russian space grouping consists of a Belarusian spacecraft, BKA, and its Russian counterpart, Kanopus-B, which were launched in July 2012.
They provide satellite imagery with a resolution of 2.1 meters (6.8 feet).
"We are currently discussing with the Russians the possibility of establishing a [satellite] grouping with a resolution of one meter (3.2 feet)," Vityaz said.
Sergei Zolotoi, director of a space firm affiliated with the Belarusian National Academy of Sciences, said the existing Belarusian-Russian space grouping will be reinforced with three satellites.
Five to six satellites are needed to ensure continuous monitoring of the Earth's surface, he added.
Source: RIA Novosti
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