Baku, Azerbaijan, Feb. 12
Trend - Huseyn Valiyev
The American consulting company "Global Recourses Inc." will start development of the feasibility study (FS) on the project of the second telecommunication satellite of Azerbaijan "Azerspace-2", JSC Azerkosmos told Trend on Wednesday.
The work will start soon after the completion of the procedure considered in the granted agreement, which was signed on August 28, 2013 between "Azerkosmos" and the U.S. Agency on trade and development (USTDA).
USTDA gave Azerbaijan a grant of $500,000 for the feasibility report preparation.
Within the feasibility report economic, technical and financial capabilities for construction of the second Azerspace-2 satellite, its start and operation in an orbit, and also questions of financing of the project and other aspects will be defined.
Preparation of the feasibility report should be completed by June 30, 2014.
The launch into orbit of the second telecommunication satellite of Azerbaijan of "Azerspace-2" is planned for 2017.
Start of the first telecommunication satellite of Azerbaijan by "Azerspace-1" was carried out on February 8, 2013. The satellite is intended for service of digital TV, data transmission, creation of the multi-service VSAT networks and ensuring governmental communication. The zone of service of Azerspace-1 includes the countries of Europe, the Caucasus, Central Asia, the Middle East and Africa.
Translated by R.A.
Edited by C.N.