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Azerspace 2/Intelsat 38

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.

Nation: Azerbaijan, International
Type / Application: Communication
Operator: Ministry of Communications and Information Technologies of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Intelsat
Contractors: Space Systems/Loral (SS/L)
Equipment:
Configuration: SSL-1300
Propulsion:
Power: 2 deployable solar arrays, batteries
Lifetime: 15 years
Mass:
Orbit: GEO
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
Azerspace 2/Intelsat 38 - 2017 Ko ELA-3 Ariane-5ECA with ?
Further Azerspace missions:
Further Intelsat missions: