Orbital Sciences to build satellite for Azerbaijan

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Orbital Sciences Corp. of Dulles has received a contract to design and build a communications satellite for the Republic of Azerbaijan.

Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

The Azerspace/Africasat-1a satellite will be based on Orbital’s STAR-2 program. It will provide services to Azerbaijan, Central Asia, Europe and Africa.

After Orbital completes in-orbit testing, satellite operations will be transferred to Azerbaijan’s Ministry of Communications and Information Technologies.

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