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Azerbaijan's first communications satellite has reached orbit position

2013-02-19 13:04

Azerbaijan's first telecommunications satellite Azerspace-1 has reached the orbital position - longitude 46 east, the reports.


According to the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, trial term of the Azerspace-1 lasts from February 19 till early March, and then it will be fully leased to the JSC "Azerkosmos". The control over the satellite will be carried out by the "Azerkosmos" from the main control center, near Baku. Redundant control center is located in Nakhchivan.

Recall, the JSC "Azerkosmos" has begun work on creating low-orbit satellite. 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.

And 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.


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