Preliminary agreement on Azerspace-2 lease reached
Baku, Azerbaijan, Jan. 19
By Huseyn Valiyev - Trend:
International Telecommunications Satellite Organization (Intelsat) is renting 45.9 percent of resources of the second telecommunication satellite of Azerbaijan - Azerspace-2, the Ministry of Communications and High Technologies of Azerbaijan told Trend Jan. 17.
The preliminary agreement with Intelsat on this issue has been achieved. The contract is expected to be signed in the near future, the ministry said.
Intelsat will also act as an organization where Azerbaijan leases an orbital position for Azerspace-2 satellite.
Earlier, the Ministry of Communications and High Technologies of Azerbaijan held talks with ITU on obtaining the orbital position for the second telecommunications satellite of the country.
A position of 62 degrees east longitude was considered for the second satellite system Azerspace-2 (Azersat C), application for which was previously submitted by Azerbaijan.
But given the problems with the coordination of orbital positions, Azerbaijan made a decision to call the foreign countries for a long-term lease of the orbital position.
Azerspace-2 satellite launch is scheduled for 2017.
The first Azerbaijani Azerspace / Africasat-1a telecommunication satellite was launched on February 8, 2013. The satellite is located at the orbital position of 46 degrees east longitude.
Satellite operator of Azerbaijan renders services of digital television, data transmission, creation of VSAT multiservice networks and provision of government communication via the use of Azerspace / Africasat-1a telecommunication satellite. The service area of Azerspace / Africasat-1a includes the countries of Europe, the Caucasus, Central Asia, Middle East and Africa.
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