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Model of Azerbaijan’s national satellite to be presented in Baku -
Model of Azerbaijan’s national satellite to be presented in Baku
US company Orbital Sciences Corporation will make presentation of the approved model of the national satellite Azerspace within the Azerbaijani international exhibition BakuTel-2009, the organizer of the exhibition, Iteca Caspian, said. Orbital Sciences Corporation won the tender to create the Azerspace satellite.
The satellite will have transmission facilities for TV and radio broadcasting and Internet. It will cover the countries of Europe and significant part of Asia. According to the approved plan, the Azerspace satellite will be launched into orbit in 2011.
The active life of the satellite will be 15 years, and the payback period is about five years. Azerbaijan intends to use about 25 percent of resources of the satellite, and the rest will be offered to operators in other countries.
At present, the ITU has given Azerbaijan two positions on a geostationary orbit for local use and one position for international use,