Azerbaijan may launch another artificial satellite
Azerbaijan, Baku, April 8 / Trend T.Hajiyev /
Azerbaijan may launch another artificial satellite into space in coming years, deputy director of the Ministry Defense Industry' National Aerospace Agency head Tofig Suleymanov told Trend.
A program on a remote sensing satellite has already been developed and submitted to the state, he added.
"Unlike the Communications and IT Ministry's satellite, this startup aims to study the Earth's interior. With this satellite, the National Aerospace Agency will carry out sensing the Earth's interior, atmosphere and receive orders of the structures associated with the study of the environment. Regarding this, we have developed and submitted an appropriate program to the State. The state will make a decision on the term of the program realization.," Suleymanov said.
The structure is aimed to launch the Communications and IT Ministry's satellite, but the remote sensing satellite is a promising project, he added.
Azerbaijan is expected to launch its first artificial satellite Azerspace in 2012.