Tehran, Baku Eyeing Space Cooperation
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.