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Armenia moves forward with satellite plan

Armenia is moving forwards with plans to launch its first satellite and has reportedly signed a MoU with Russian satellite manufacturer ISS Reshetnev to build the craft, and has looked to Canada-based MDA Information Systems to provide additional technology for the project.

Transport and communications minister Gagik Beglaryan Iskander told local press that Armenia had submitted a filing with the ITU to secure rights at the 71.4° East orbital slot. Armenia is working on a plan to share frequencies at the slot with the Russian Space Agency.

Armenia currently leases capacity from Eutelsat at 13° East and 36° East for national TV broadcasts.

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