By Nigar Abbasova
Azercosmos Company, the only satellite operator in the Caucasus, will present its services in the Pan-African AfricaCom telecoms, tech and ICT conference and exhibition, which is scheduled for November 15-17 in Cape Town.
The services of Azercosmos will be exhibited at E5 exhibit stand. Azerspace-1, the first-ever satellite of Azerbaijan, as well as AzerSky high-resolution low-orbit Earth observation satellite are at disposal of the company.
The center for receiving a signal from low-altitude AzerSky and SPOT 6 satellites has been installed in the South African National Space Agency (SANSA). The installation allows to provide a large coverage in the territory of South Africa for the implementation of monitoring over the ground surface.
Azersky and SPOT 6 are capable of making surveys of ground surfaces over the area of 6 million square kilometers, while resolution of pictures is 1.5 meters.
Today, Azercosmos provides telecommunication services through the Azerspace-1, which in turn provides millions of viewers with an access to information and communications services worldwide. Service area of the satellite includes Europe, Africa, Central Asia and the Middle East.
Azercosmos took over the rights to operate and commercialize Azersky, and entered into the commercial business of Earth observation services, including geo-Information services in December 2014.
The company's strategic development plan also includes the launch of a second geostationary satellite Azerspace-2, which is expected to be placed at the orbital position of 45 degree of eastern longitude.
AfricaCom is the continent's leading platform for networking, business development and showcasing within the telecoms, ICT and digital landscape.
Nigar Abbasova is AzerNews’ staff journalist, follow her on Twitter: @nigyar_abbasova
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