China submitted official bid for development and launch of second Azerbaijan communication satellite
Baku, Fineko/abc.az. China submitted an official bid for development and launch of the second Azerbaijan communication satellite.
According to the Ministry of Communications and High Technologies, Azercosmos OJSC held the tender procedure for contract on manufacture and launch of Azerspace-2, the second national telecommunication satellite.
“Orbital ATK Space and Systems Loral (USA), China Great Wall Industry Corporation (China) and Airbus Defence and Space (France) submitted their bids for the tender. The results of the tender will be summarized in mid 2015. The satellite is planned to be launched in 2017”, - the Ministry says.
Broadcasting area of the satellite will cover Europe, Central and Sough-West Asia, Middle East and tropical Africa.