Azerbaijan, Baku, Nov. 20 / Trend E. Ismayilov /
Azerkosmos under the Azerbaijani Ministry of Communications and Information Technologies has informed SOCAR's Ecology Department about the use of satellite technologies in oil and gas and solving environmental issues, the company said today.
According to the report, the participants were informed about the necessary technical means, software, and functions to receive information and space data.
Azerspace-1, the launch of which is expected in early 2013, is geostationary and will be located at an altitude of 36,000 kilometres providing Azerbaijan with many channels.
In the coming days, the results of an Azerkosmos tender for launching low orbit satellites will be revealed.
The satellite will be used for remote sensing of the earth, mapping and geological studies. Its launch is expected in 2014.
SOCAR includes the Azneft production association (the companies producing oil and gas on and offshore), the Azerkimya industrial association (chemical enterprises) and Azerigaz industrial association (gas distribution).