Azerbaijan starts coordinating satellite nets with IndonesiaDecember 15, 2010 at 11:44 am | Posted in Space Law Current Events | Leave a comment
by Sara M. Langston with the blog faculty
Baku, Fineko/abc.az. Azerbaijan has commenced the process of coordination of satellite networks with Indonesia.
Gulam Abdullayev, chief specialist of the Department of Coordination of State-Run Companies’ Activities (Ministry of Communications & Information Technologies of Azerbaijan) says that parallel negotiations are underway with Korea, Greece, Italy and Russia.
“Signing of the primary protocols on the coordination of satellite nets with the above-listed countries is scheduled for the 1st quarter of 2011,” he noted.
He said that upon completion of the coordination process the national satellite will be relocated from position at 46 degrees east longitude, leased from Malaysian satellite operator Measat, to its own positions in 43.2, 58.5 and 96 degrees east longitude.
In accord with International Telecommunication Union’s requirements Azerbaijan started coordination of national satellite’s position in 2009 and preliminary protocols on the partial coordination of national satellites ’ positions with 6 countries have been signed by present.