Azerbaijan to launch two telecommunication satellites in 2011-2012

Two Azerbaijani telecommunication satellites to cover Eastern European, Middle Eastern and Central Asian countries are to be launched in 2011-2012. According to the news service for the communication ministry, launching the satellite will ensure the country’s access to the international satellite market and provide such services as satellite television and radio, Internet, data transfer, international exchange of telephone traffic and many other advanced satellite technologies.

Currently, measures aimed at implementation of the state program to create and develop airspace industry in the country are taken on the basis of the presidential order. Work to produce a telecommunication satellite, create a surface center of regulation and establish ties with satellite organizations will be conducted next year.