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Belarus to set up national Space Agency

The head of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus Michail Myasnikovich said that the specific proposals on the Belarusian Space Agency will be submitted to the government for consideration in the end of 2009 – beginning of 2010. Creating the Agency is provided by the national program of research and use of space for peaceful purposes for 2008 -2012. It is to be responsible for all activities in space, in particular, it is run national satellite BSK.

Additionally Belarus plans to set up own Flight Control Center in the building of the United Institute of Informatics Problems in Minsk. Flight Control Center (CUP) will receive the information from the command-measuring post now constructed in Logoisk district.