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One Year in Space for Telecommunications Satellite Azerspace-2

September 26, 2019

Today marks the first anniversary of the launch of the third satellite of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Azerspace-2. Under the leadership of Mr. President Ilham Aliyev, Azerspace-2 was successfully launched into orbit on September 26 at 02.38 am GMT+4 from Guiana Space Center in French Guiana.

During the following months, the satellite has reached its final orbital position, and all the testing processes were successfully implemented. In January 2019, the satellite control was completely transferred to Azercosmos, and in February 2019, Azerspace-2 started its commercial activity.

The coverage area of Azerspace-2 includes the countries of Europe, Central and South Asia, the Middle East and Sub-Saharan Africa. The satellite offers high technological capabilities, a wider coverage area, and high-quality services to meet the growing demand for network services of public and private sectors in the region.

The resources of Azerspace-2 enabled Azercosmos to attract new customers. It is worth to note the names of EUTELSAT S.A. of France and the leading satellite services provider of USA Intelsat among them. Today, Azerspace-2 broadcasts more than 80 encrypted TV channels over the African region.

During its seven-month commercial activity, 80% of Azerspace-2 capacities were exploited on a paid basis. Over this period, via Azerspace-2 Azercosmos generated the revenue amounted $14.1 million.

Thanks to the successful commercial activities implemented via Azerspace-2, Azercosmos has further strengthened its position as a reliable partner to provide satellite services in the regional market.