Azerspace-2 Telecommunications Satellite Launched Successfully

Azerspace-2 Telecommunications Satellite Launched Successfully

September 26, under the leadership of Mr. President Ilham Aliyev, the third Azerbaijani satellite Azerspace-2 was successfully launched into the orbit at 02.38 am GMT+4 from Kourou Spaceport inFrench Guiana. The satellite, launched by an Ariane 5 launch vehicle, successfully separated from the rocket’s upper stage at the 42nd minute of the flight.

The satellite is designed on the basis of highly reliable SSL 1300 satellite platform by US-based company “Space Systems/Loral” (SSL). It will be placed at the 45º East orbital position and will provide services for minimum 20 years.


Ground infrastructure in Baku and the Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic has been renewed for the new satellite’s exploitation. After the successful testing processes and its placement into the final orbital position, the satellite operation will be handed over to Azercosmos to launch its commercial activity.

Azerspace-2 will provide highly-reliable broadband and broadcast solutions to its customers in Europe, Central and South Asia, the Middle East and Sub-Saharan Africa. Along with increase of coverage area and spectrum of services provided by Azercosmos, Azerspace-2 will also serve as a back-up for the first telecommunication satellite Azerspace-1. The satellite will offer enhanced capacity, coverage and service offerings to support growing demand for network services of the public and private sectors in the region.

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