Azercosmos Open Joint Stock Company (OJSCo) is the only satellite operator in Caucasus. Having launched the Azerspace-1, the first-ever satellite of Azerbaijan, on February 8th 2013, the company provides highly reliable, satellite-based communication services to enterprise and government customers for DTH, voice, video, data and mobility applications.

Azercosmos was founded on May 3rd 2010 and is fully owned by the government of Azerbaijan Republic.

With the advanced design and flexible switching capabilities of the Azerspace-1 telecommunication satellite, many customers are able to get an access to information and communications services worldwide. Azerspace-1 plays a role as an important gateway in a joint space that connects more than 50 countries in Central Asia, Europe, Africa and Middle East.

Azercosmos OJSCo has succeeded in becoming one of the driving forces of the ICT sector both in Azerbaijan and region during the short period since its inception. Its resources allow the company to be well equipped and hence handle emerging technologies along with creating an added value for the population that is living in remote areas and beyond the reach of the terrestrial networks.

Azercosmos OJSCo holds an ISO 9001:2008 certificate issued by Bureau Veritas in January 2013.

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References: article: Intelsat and Azercosmos Play Up Strengths in New Partnership by Juliet Van Wagenen, 23- March 2015.


Azerspace-1 (AfricaSat-1a)

Oribital Position: 46° E
Manufacturer: Orbital Science Corp. (Orbital ATK, Inc.)
Launch date: 08 Feb 2013
Launch Operator: Arianespace
Launch vehicle: Ariane 5ECA
Expected lifetime: 15+ years

Note: Satellite is operated by Azercosmos and is a joint venture between MEASAT & Azercosmos. MEASAT owns the orbital slot rights.

Youtube: Watch the Africasat-1a (Azerspace-1) satellite launch!

Azerspace-2 (Intelsat 38)

Oribital Position: 45° E
Manufacturer: Space Systems/Loral (SS/L)
Launch date: 21 Sept 2018
Launch Operator: Arianespace
Launch vehicle: Ariane V
Expected lifetime: 15 years

Note: Intelsat and Azercosmos have agreed to deliver this new telecommunications satellite at 45° E. Both companies bring their resources to the mix for the design, manufacture and operational phases of development for the Azerspace 2/Intelsat 38 satellite.