Orbital Sciences to build satellite for Azerbaijan
- June 2, 2010
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.