Tehran, Baku Eye­ing Space Co­op­er­a­tion

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TEHRAN - Space co­op­er­a­tion be­tween Azer­bai­jan and Iran may be launched soon, Ira­nian Min­is­ter of Com­mu­ni­ca­tions and In­for­ma­tion Tech­nol­ogy Mo­ham­mad Javad Azari Jahrami said.

“We are cur­rently hold­ing ne­go­ti­a­tions on Iran’s use of satel­lites be­long­ing to Azer­bai­jan. In ad­di­tion, Iran has a satel­lite pro­duc­tion tech­nol­ogy. We can co­op­er­ate with Azer­bai­jan in this field. Our pro­posal is to make satel­lite with the sci­en­tific re­search of both coun­tries,” he said.

Az­erkos­mos Open Joint-Stock Com­pany was es­tab­lished in May 2010. This is the first Cau­casian satel­lite op­er­a­tor. Ac­cord­ing to the re­sults of 2017, the com­pany’s rev­enue from com­mer­cial use amounted to $ 23 mil­lion. In Jan­uaryJune 2018, the satel­lite ser­vices were ex­ported to 19 coun­tries.

Over the past five years, Azer­bai­jan has launched three satel­lites: Az­erspace-1, Az­er­sky and fi­nally on 26 Septem­ber Az­erspace-2.

The first satel­lite of Azer­bai­jan, Az­erspace, was launched into space in 2013 from the Kuru cos­mod­rome in South Amer­ica.

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