Azerbaijan sends Azerspace-2 satellite into orbit

Azerbaijan sends Azerspace-2 satellite into orbit

Azerbaijan`s Azerspace-2/Intelsat 38 satellite has been sent into orbit from the Guiana Space Centre near Kourou in French Guiana, according to the statement from Azerkosmos.

The satellite will offer enhanced capacity, coverage and service offerings to support growing demand in the region for Direct-to-Home (DTH), government and network services in Europe, Central and South Asia, the Middle East and Sub-Saharan Africa.

Built by California-based SSL, a Maxar Technologies Company, Azerspace-2/Intelsat 38 offers 35 active transponders in Ku-band. Its designed lifetime is more than 15 years.

The cost of the Azerspace-2 project was $190 million.