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AZERSPACE-1/AFRICASAT-1a Enters Commercial Service

Friday, April 5, 2013   (0 Comments)
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Kuala Lumpur, 5 April 2013 - Azercosmos Joint Stock Company ("Azercosmos”), Azerbaijan’s commercial satellite operator, and MEASAT Satellite Systems ("MEASAT”) announced today that the AZERSPACE-1/AFRICASAT-1a satellite, launched on 7 February 2013 from the European Space Port in French Guiana, has successfully completed in-orbit testing and has entered full commercial service.

With its advanced design and switching capabilities, AZERSPACE-1/AFRICASAT-1a is ready to provide communications services to customers in Azerbaijan, Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Central Asia. The satellite provides Ku-band capacity over Europe and Central Asia, and C-band capacity over Africa, Central Asia, the Middle East and Europe.

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