By Rashid Shirinov
Azerspace-1, Azerbaijan’s first geostationary satellite, will be used during emergency situations, a source in the IT-market told Trend.
The source clarified that soon Azerbaijan’s Ministry of Emergency Situations will receive a car, equipped with a satellite antenna, which will allow to accept signals from Azerspace-1.
“The car will be provided with all satellite communications, transmission of data, voice and video equipment. This is the pilot project and its presentation will be held in the near future," the source added.
Azerspace-1 provides a variety of services, such as digital television, data transmission, VSAT multi-service networks, and governmental communications. The total cost of the Azerspace-1 project was some $230 million.
Currently, service area of Azerspace-1 includes Europe, Africa, Central Asia and the Middle East. Such countries as Malaysia, Russia, Germany, Ukraine, Egypt, Georgia, UAE, Lebanon, Cameroon, the United Kingdom, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Estonia and Belarus use services of this satellite.
This year, work on designing Azerspace-2 telecommunication satellite has been launched. The satellite will be put into orbit in 2017, and cover a service area of Europe, South-East Asia, the Middle East and Africa.
Rashid Shirinov is AzerNews’ staff journalist, follow him on Twitter: @RashidShirinov
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