Azercosmos to jointly own Azerspace-2/Intelsat 38 comsat with Intelsat

by | Feb 19, 2015 | Satellites, Seradata News | 0 comments

The commercial spacecraft operator Intelsat S.A. and Azercosmos, the national satellite operator of Azerbaijan, announced on 17 February that the two companies have signed an agreement to jointly own a communications satellite called Azerspace-2/Intelsat 38 at the 45 degrees East orbital position in the Geostationary arc.

The two companies will closely collaborate on the design of the Azerspace-2/Intelsat 38 satellite.  For Intelsat, the new satellite will provide replace Intelsat 12 satellite currently stationed at 45 degrees East, providing Direct-to-Home (DTH) and network services across Central and Eastern Europe, Asia and Africa.

For Azercosmos, the new satellite will add to the services provided by its current satellite Azerspace-1 to the Central Asian, European and Sub-Saharan African markets.

Azerspace-2/Intelsat 38 is scheduled to be launched in 2017.

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