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Azerbaijan may launch another satellite

2013-02-13 14:20

JSC "Azerkosmos" has begun work on creating low-orbit satellite, the Armenia Today reported. As part of the work conducted on the issue of the sensing satellites, "Azerkosmos" has conducted a study on the benefits of low-orbit satellites in the domestic and foreign markets.


JSC "Azerkosmos" has prepared a business plan, noting the possibility of using satellite images in the domestic and regional markets and the benefits they offer. The launch of the low-orbit satellite is planned in 2015; the second telecommunications satellite will be launched into orbit in 2016.

In the next few years, several telecommunication satellites are expected to be launched.

Recall, on February 11, Azerbaijani put into the orbit its first telecommunications satellite. 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.


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