Baku, Azerbaijan, Aug.25
By Huseyn Veliyev - Trend:
Republican Seismological Centre of the Azerbaijani National Academy of Sciences (ANAS) is considering the use of resources of Azerbaijani telecommunication satellite "Azerspace-1" for the transmission of telemetry data from seismic stations over the territory of the republic, Deputy Director General of the center, Azay Rzayev told Trend Aug. 25.
He said that at present the center and "Azerkosmos" JSC discuss the possibility of using Azerbaijani satellite resources.
"Currently foreign satellites are used for the exchange of telemetric data resources and their rental facilities cost too much for the center", he noted, adding that thus the use of Azerbaijani satellite resources is considered.
"Negotiations are being conducted, and we intend to discuss the proposals of Azerbaijani satellite operator to consider the rates which will be offered to us," he concluded.
The total number of seismic stations operating on the territory of Azerbaijan is 35. American "Kinemetrics" company is the supplier of seismic equipment.
All stations are connected to the satellite system. The main station is located on the territory of the Academic town in Baku, where the information from the vibration sensors installed in seismically active points of the country with the help of a satellite is regularly received in real time.
After processing the data, the system provides information about the exact location of the earthquake, its power and time. Corporate network of the seismological center is served by "Delta Telecom".