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14, Beibitshilik str. Astana,
Republic of Kazakhstan
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Ongoing activities

 1. On April 7-8, 2016 in Astana, in accordance with the decision of the 3rd IGC meeting on the complex “Baikonur” (from 27.11.15), consultations of the experts of the Parties were held, during which the Kazakhstan party noted that the territory of the requested impact area: Part of the State Natural Reserve "Altyn Dala", migration routes of the Betpak-dala’s saiga population, large salt marshes, the River Torgay and Lake Akkol. In addition, the flight route of the Launch Vehicle “Soyuz-2” passes directly over the major cities of Kostanay and Rudny. An agreement was reached to further study this issue and following the results of the reconnaissance works to conduct additional consultations.

2. During the period from 9 to 12 August 2016, in accordance with the decision of the 4th IGC meeting on the complex “Baikonur” (from 08.07.16), reconnaissance work was carried out (with the participation of representatives of Roscosmos, Kazcosmos, Akimat of Kostanay region, JV JSC “Bayterek” and The Republican State Enterprise "Research and Development Center “Gharysh-Ecology” on the territory of Dzhangeldinsky district of Kostanay region, during which four variants of the planned impact area were investigated. Based on the results of the reconnaissance, the most suitable variant of the distribution of impact area  was selected, taking into account the safety of the inhabitants living on its territory engaged in agricultural activities, with the following coordinates: 49º11'09 "N, 63º59'26" E.

3. On December 7, 2016, a project on cooperation to launch from the cosmodrome “Baikonur” of LV “Soyuz-2” for launching spacecraft heading north to the circumpolar orbits developed by Kazcosmos was sent to the interested state bodies of the Republic of Kazakhstan. Based on the results of the consideration of this draft intergovernmental agreement, comments were received from the interested state bodies of the Republic of Kazakhstan, which are currently being processed.

4. On May 3-4, 2017, in accordance with the preliminary agreements, on the basis of a request by the Vice Minister of the Ministry of Defense and Aerospace Industry of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Nurguzhin M.R. addressed to the Akimat of Kostanay region and the appeal of JSC JV “Bayterek” to the Akimat of Dzhangeldinsky district held a meeting to discuss the possibility of opening a new impact area and conducting outreach activities in the territory of Dzhangeldinsky district. As a result of the meeting there was signed a protocol.

5. During the period from May 19 to May 31, 2017, in the Dzhangeldinsky district, a group of specialists from The Republican State Enterprise "Research and Development Center “Gharysh-Ecology” undertook expedition work on sampling environmental objects, as well as assessing the background status of the planned territory for impact area. Sampling of various types of samples was carried out and measurements were made at 200 points in the planned area of ​​impact area, as well as at locations Akkol village and Karasu village. All samples are currently analyzed in specialized laboratories, the results of which will be known in about 30 days. In the future, these data will be used in the formation of the report on environmental impact assessment (EIA) from the planned start-up activities, which will be publicly presented to you in August 2017.

6. On May 22, 2017, for the purpose of carrying out outreach activities in the territory of Dzhangeldinsky district, in accordance with preliminary agreements, there were held the meeting between the representatives of JSC JV “Bayterek” and the population of Akkol and Karasu villages.

7. On May 23-24, 2017, there was held a meeting in the Administration of Land Relations of the Kostanay region Akimat with the participation of representatives of interested state bodies, Federal State Unitary Enterprise “TSENKI” and JSC JV “Bayterek” in condemning the details of the forthcoming works. Representatives of Federal State Unitary Enterprise “TSENKI” held a presentation and gave explanations on the details of the forthcoming over flights. Also, other issues raised by representatives of interested state bodies were discussed. As a result of the meeting, there was signed a protocol.

8. On May 25, 2017, a commission over flight of the launch vehicle’s drop off area was carried out, taking into account the new borders, landing at key points and taking samples, as well as measuring the radiation background. Based on the results of the flight, a draft reconnaissance report was drawn up, which is currently being approved by the representatives of the Akim Administration of the Kostanay region.

9. On May 27, 2017, the section of the planned launch route “Soyuz-2” rocket from the city of Kostanay to the territory of the cosmodrome “Baikonur” with the participation of the representatives of the Emergency Situations Department of Kostanay region, Federal State Unitary Enterprise “TSENKI” and JV “Bayterek”. Aerial photography was made with the use of two aircrafts (Cessna-172) from a height 300 m of key sections of the road. The corresponding Act of aero visual inspection was signed.