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Azerbaijan launches satellite

2013-01-22 16:34

The launch of Azerbaijani satellite is scheduled for February 7, the Trend reports. Fueling of the carrier rocket Ariane 5 ECA at the Kourou space launching site (Guiana Space Centre) starts prior to the end of the week, said the chairman of the "Azerkosmos" Rashad Nabiyev.


According to him, Azerbaijani satellite Azerspace/Africasat-1, which will be placed into the orbit by the French company Arianspace, has been already been delivered to the launch site, located in French Guiana.

The satellite will be launched into the geostationary orbit, leased from Malaysia's company Measat Satellite Systems, owned by the Government of Malaysia. The service area of the Azerspace includes Eastern Europe, the Caucasus, Central Asia and North Africa.

Manufacturer of the Azerspace's satellite is American company Orbital Sciences Corporation. Telecommunications satellite of Azerbaijan Azerspace is designed to provide digital broadcasting, Internet access, data transmission, creation of multiservice networks VSAT, as well as government communications, the Rosbalt reported.


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