Geoinformation Systems  
220012 Minsk, Surganova St. 6

Belarusian space system for Earth remote sensing









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Sergei Kotov
+375 17 258 6096
The enterprise "Geoinformation systems" offers consumers services for the use of Earth remote sensing results obtained with the help of the Belarusian space system under an outsourcing agreement or subcontracting and is looking for partners interested in a distribution services agreement.
Orbital and ground segments have been created as part of the Belarusian Space Earth Remote Sensing System (BKSDZZ). The orbital segment uses a high-resolution Belarusian spacecraft (BSC) and foreign low- and medium-resolution satellites.

The active life of the spacecraft is not less than 5 years, the orbit is circular sun-synchronous with an altitude of 510 ± 10 km, orbital multiplicity of 16 days, a swath of 20 km, and a mass of 474 kg. The panchromatic imaging system of the target equipment has one spectral channel and a resolution of 2.1 m, the multispectral one - four spectral channels with a resolution of 10.5 m each.

The ground segment, which includes the Flight Control Center and the Command and Measurement Center, contains hardware and software for receiving applications, planning the target operation of the spacecraft, receiving, processing, storing and distributing remote sensing data.

A Russian-Belarusian orbital constellation of spacecraft was created as part of the spacecraft and the Russian vehicle "Kanopus-V" No. 1. The Federal Space Agency of the Russian Federation and the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus made a joint decision to control the orbital group during the operation phase.

The enterprise implemented measures in accordance with the Action Plan for the commercialization of the BKSDZ approved by the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus on January 31, 2013, within the framework of which agreements were concluded with organizations of ministries and departments of the Republic of Belarus for the provision of the right to use remote sensing data. In accordance with the "Instruction on the procedure for planning space surveys, receiving, processing, disseminating and using space information", approved by the Resolution of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus No. 6 dated July 31, 2006, the fee for conducting space imagery, receiving and primary processing of information carried out in order to implement applications from Belarusian users associated with the execution of a state order is not charged.
Advantages and Innovations
The creation of the BKSDZ is the first national system-level project in the field of exploration and use of outer space for peaceful purposes. Its strategic goal is the development and implementation into the daily practice of Belarus of modern methods and means of state administration and economic activity, based on the wide use of remote sensing data and geoinformation technologies.
Stage of development
Already on the market
Comments regarding stage of development
Space information is provided to organizations of the Russian Federation, foreign countries, including through special exporters GVTUP "Belspetsvneshtekhnika" and GVTUP "Belvneshpromservice" of the State Military Industrial Committee of the Republic of Belarus.

Cooperation agreements have been concluded with JSC Institute of Aerogeodesy (Republic of Lithuania), Autonomous Institution of the Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Okrug - Ugra "Yugorsk Research Institute of Information Technologies" (Russian Federation), Venezuelan Institute. Scientific and technical cooperation is maintained with the leading organizations of the Russian Federation in the field of space technology development (Federal Space Agency, RSC Energia, FSUE NPP VNIIEM, Research Institute of Precision Instrumentation, Research Institute of Space Systems), Ukraine (Yuzhnoye State Enterprise).
Funding source
State budged
IPR status
Exclusive rights
Secret know-how
Sector group
Aeronautics, Space and Dual-Use Technologies
ICT Industry & Services

Organization information

Industry SME 50-249
Year established
NACE keywords
J.61.90 - Other telecommunications activities
J.63.99 - Other information service activities n.e.c.
M.72.19 - Other research and experimental development on natural sciences and engineering
M.74.90 - Other professional, scientific and technical activities n.e.c.
Turnover (in EUR)
Already engaged in transnational cooperation
Additional comments
In 1996 Work has begun on creating a system for remote detection of wildfires using data from remote sensing of the Earth from space within the framework of the State Scientific and Technical Program “Minimizing and overcoming the consequences of the disaster at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant” and the State Scientific and Technical Project “Emergency Situations” for 1996-2000.

The enterprise took part in the Union State program “Development and use of space facilities and technologies for obtaining, processing and displaying space information” (“Cosmos-BR”) (1999–2003).

The enterprise is included in the executors of the project to create the BKSDZ, and is also identified by the organization operating the BKSDZ.

The enterprise has been designated as the National Operator of the Belarusian Space System for Remote Sensing of the Earth (hereinafter referred to as BKSDS) for the purpose of operating BKSDS and the Belarusian spacecraft, as well as interaction with organizations involved in the exploration and use of outer space for peaceful purposes.
In 2006 The Space Information Reception Center was created.

Resolution of the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus dated October 14, 2008 No. 1517 approved the “National Program for the Research and Use of Outer Space for Peaceful Purposes for 2008 - 2012,” which includes the subprogram “Development of the Belarusian Space System for Remote Sensing of the Earth.” As part of this subprogram, the enterprise is creating the infrastructure and basic technologies of the BKSDS, ensuring the functioning and operation of the BSC, meeting the needs of Belarusian and foreign users for services and data from remote sensing of the Earth, both from the BSC and from promising foreign spacecraft.

The enterprise began implementing the Union State program “Development of an integrated system for standardization of space technology created within the framework of programs and projects of the Union State” (“Standardization-SG”) as the parent organization (2011-2014).

In 2015, the enterprise began to participate as a competent organization of the Republic of Belarus on the issues of receiving and processing space information provided by the International Charter on Space and Major Disasters. The company has been accepted as a member of the international alliance of operators of Earth remote sensing satellites “PanGeo”.

The company is the lead implementing organization from the Republic of Belarus of the Union State program “Development, modernization and harmonization of regulatory, organizational, methodological and hardware-software for the targeted use of space remote sensing systems of the Earth in Russia and Belarus” (“Integration-SG”) (2020-2023).

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Information about partnership

Type of partnership considered
Distribution services agreement
Outsourcing agreement
Type and role of partner sought
Consumers interested in purchasing services for the use of Earth remote sensing results obtained with the help of the Belarusian space system under an outsourcing agreement or subcontracting.

Partners interested in purchasing services for the use of Earth remote sensing results obtained with the help of the Belarusian space system under a distribution services agreement.
Type and size of partner sought
> 500 MNE
> 500
SME 51-250
SME 11-50
SME <= 10
R&D Institution


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