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Arianespace selected to launch Azerspace-2/Intelsat 38 satellite

Staff writer |
Azercosmos and Intelsa have chosen Arianespace to launch the Azerspace-2/Intelsat 38 telecommunication satellite.

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The satellite will be launched by an Ariane 5 launch vehicle from the Guiana Space Center, located in Kourou, French Guiana.

Expected to launch in 2017, Azerspace-2 will be Azercosmos’ second telecommunications satellite, and will expand on the current capacity of Azerspace-1.

It will support growing demand for Direct-to-Home (DTH), government, and network services in Europe, Central and South Asia, the Middle East and Sub-Saharan Africa.

For Intelsat, the satellite will provide continuity of service for the Intelsat 12 satellite currently stationed at 45 degrees East, an orbital location which hosts DTH platforms for Central and Eastern Europe as well as the Asia-Pacific region.

Intelsat 38 will also provide connectivity for corporate networks and government applications in Africa.


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