Modernization of Byurakan Observatory will cost over 6.5 mln EUR

Head of Rossotrudnichestvo Office in Armenia: Modernization of
Byurakan Observatory will cost over 6.5 mln EUR

ARMINFO
Friday, February 15, 19:43

Russia will allocate over 5 mln EUR and Armenia – 1.5 mln EUR for
modernization of the Byurakan Astrophysical Observatory, Viktor
Krivopuskov, Head of the Yerevan Office of the Federal Agency for the
Commonwealth of Independent States, Compatriots Living Abroad and
International Humanitarian Cooperation (Rossotrudnichestvo), said on
Feb 15.

He said that the modernization will be completed by late 2013.
Krivopuskov added that three specialists of the Byurakan Astrophysical
Observatory are on work experience at the Kislovodsk Astrophysical
Observatory.

To remind, Russia and Armenia started implementing a joint project on
near space monitoring in August 2010. The Byurakan Astrophysical
Observatory of the Armenian National Academy of Sciences and
Proekt-Tekhnika signed a Memorandum of Intentions. The customer from
the Russian party is Roskosmos. The Keldysh Institute of Applied
Mathematics of the Russian Academy of Sciences also participates in
the project.

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