World watch

December 17, 1999

Kazakhstan is to have a space "presence" despite its repeated protests at environmental damage caused by Russian space launches and crashes at Baykonur cosmodrome. When the Soviet Union broke up, Kazakhstan was left with a space launch-pad, but had no way of making use of it. It remained an enclave of the Russian space programme. Russia has now offered Kazakhs participation in a project based on the new-generation Yamal communications satellite.

Please login or register to read this article

Register to continue

Get a month's unlimited access to THE content online. Just register and complete your career summary.

Registration is free and only takes a moment. Once registered you can read a total of 3 articles each month, plus:

  • Sign up for the editor's highlights
  • Receive World University Rankings news first
  • Get job alerts, shortlist jobs and save job searches
  • Participate in reader discussions and post comments

Have your say

Log in or register to post comments