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Azerbaijan has launched first telecommunications satellite

2013-02-11 13:57

Azerbaijan has put into the orbit its first telecommunications satellite, the Radio Azattyq reported. Ministry of Communications and Information Technologies of Azerbaijan stated the satellite launch was uneventful.


Azerspace-1 satellite was launched from the Guiana Space Centre near Kourou in French Guiana. The satellite will be located at the orbital position, which is owned by Malaysian company MEASAT Satellite Systems. Space Agency of Azerbaijan pays rent to the Malaysian company for the use of orbital position.

The satellite is designed to provide telecommunications services to Eastern Europe, the Caucasus, Central Asia and North Africa. American-made satellite is also designed to provide support for digital broadcasting, Internet access, data services and government communications.

Meanwhile, Azerbaijani president Ilham Aliyev has congratulated Azerbaijani people on the occasion of the launch into the orbit of the first telecommunications satellite of Azerbaijan, the reported. The president has expressed his gratitude to all the structures, people, especially Azerbaijani specialists which had contributed to this event.


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