Belarus is a landlocked country in Eastern Europe bordered by Russia to the northeast, Ukraine to the south, Poland to the west, and Lithuania and Latvia to the northwest.
According to the scientists the country is capable of creating a far better satellite for the remote sensing .
The first remote sensing satellite for country was successfully put into its orbit in summer of 2012 and boasts the top resolution of 2.1 meters. The resolution is sufficient for performing various tasks relating to the sensing of the planet’s surface, detecting fires, and so on.
Now scientists are preparing to create the next satellite for the remote sensing of the Earth and is likely to be made in 2014. Since the operating life of the first satellite is five years, Belarus will need a new one somewhere around 2017.
Brief Introduction of Country
Belarus lies between latitudes 51° and 57° N, and longitudes 23° and 33° E. It is landlocked, relatively flat, and contains large tracts of marshy land. 40% of Belarus is covered by forests.
Belarus is a presidential republic, governed by a president and the National Assembly.
As of November 2011, 58.9% of all Belarusians adhere to some kind of religion; out of those, Orthodox Christianity makes up about 82%.Catholicism exists mostly in the western regions, and there are also different denominations of Protestantism (especially during the time of union with Protestant Sweden).Other minorities practice Judaism and other religions. Many Belarusians converted to the Russian Orthodox Church after Belarus was annexed by Russia following the partitions of the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth. As a consequence, the Russian Orthodox church now has more members than other denominations.
Belarus has four World Heritage Sites: the Mir Castle Complex, the Nesvizh Castle, the Belovezhskaya Pushcha (shared with Poland), and the Struve Geodetic Arc (shared with nine other countries).
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