Azerspace 2/Intelsat 38 [SSL]
Intelsat and Azercosmos OJSCo. announced in February 2015, that the two companies have signed a strategic agreement at the 45° East orbital position. The two companies will closely collaborate on the design of the Azerspace-2/Intelsat 38 satellite and leverage their respective strengths and capabilities during the manufacturing and operational phases of development.
The new satellite will provide continuity of service for the Intelsat 12 satellite currently stationed at 45° East, an orbital location which hosts Direct-to-Home (DTH) platforms and provides connectivity for corporate network services in Africa. The new Intelsat 38 satellite will also provide services across Central and Eastern Europe, Asia and Africa.
For Azercosmos, the new satellite offers enhanced capacity, coverage and service offerings to support the growing demands in the region for DTH, government and network services currently supported by Azerspace-1.
Azerspace-2/Intelsat 38 is scheduled to be launched in 2017.
|Type / Application:||Communication|
|Operator:||Ministry of Communications and Information Technologies of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Intelsat|
|Contractors:||Space Systems/Loral (SS/L)|
|Power:||2 deployable solar arrays, batteries|
|Azerspace 2/Intelsat 38||-||2018||Ko ELA-3||Ariane-5ECA||with SES 12|
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