AMERICAN COMPANY WINS TENDER REGARDING CREATION OF “AZERSAT” SATELLITE

August 17th, 2009
In September 2009 America’s Orbital Sciences Corporation Company will begin to create Azerbaijan’s first cosmic communication satellite “AzerSat,” according to Communication and Information Technologies Minister Ali Abbasov.    

In September 2009 America’s Orbital Sciences Corporation Company will begin to create Azerbaijan’s first cosmic communication satellite “AzerSat,” according to Communic“Recently, America’s Orbital Sciences Corporation Company became the winner of the tender conducted in connection with the creation of AzerSat Satellite, according to the results unveiled by the tender commission,” said Minister A.Abbasov. “The work in connection with the satellite will take start in September. And the satellite will be taken to its position in the orbit in December 2011.”
A.Abbasov added that the total value of the project is estimated at 163 000 000 AZN (163 million AZN) and the money earned will pay for the expenses during the next 5-7 years; then it will bring real revenues during the next fifteen years of the satellite’s exploitation.
On 20 March 2007 Azerbaijan submitted its first proposals to the International Telecommunication Union to launch “AzerSat” national communication satellite.   
ation and Information Technologies Minister Ali Abbasov.