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Azerbaijan, Argentina sign outer space agreement

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Staff writer ▼ | March 18, 2014
Argentina and Azerbaijan signed an agreement on cooperation in the use of outer space for peaceful purposes, the Ministry of Communications and High Technologies announced.
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Argentina AzerbaijanArgentina and Azerbaijan signed an agreement on cooperation in the use of outer space for peaceful purposes, the Ministry of Communications and High Technologies announced.


Azerbaijan became a permanent member of the Scientific and Technical Subcommittee of the UN Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (COPUOS) in January 2012. The purpose of the agreement signed between Azerbaijan and Argentina is to create a legal framework for bilateral cooperation in the exploration and use of outer space for peaceful purposes, including space communication, research and staff training.

Earlier, Argentinian company INVAP SE offered the Azerbaijani Azercosmos company cooperation in the space area. Preliminary talks were held in early 2013

INVAP S.E. is implementing high-tech projects in the nuclear, aerospace, energy and medical areas. The company supplies equipment to more than 30 countries worldwide. There are overseas offices and subsidiaries of the company in Australia, Brazil, Venezuela, Egypt and the U.S.

The representatives of some countries are interested in the technical parameters of Azerspace-1 first telecommunication satellite and show interest in the use of its resources in the future.

The Azerbaijani first telecommunication satellite Azerspace-1 was launched on February 8, 2013. The satellite is intended for rendering the services of digital TV, data transmission, creation of the multi-service VSAT networks and ensuring governmental communication. The zone of the Azerspace-1 coverage includes the countries of Europe, the Caucasus, Central Asia, the Middle East and Africa.

The second Azerbaijan Azerspace-2 telecommunication satellite is planned to be launched in 2017. This will also be designed for rendering a digital TV and radio broadcasting service, access to the internet, data transmission and the creation of VSAT multi-service networks.


 

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