Azerbaijan: Negotiations between Azerbaijan’s Space Agency Azercosmos and the French Airbus Defense and Space on the transfer of control of LEO satellite SPOT-7 is in its final stage, Communications and High Technologies Minister Ali Abbasov informed media. Azercosmos and Airbus Defense and Space signed an agreement to jointly launch the SPOT 7 satellite in May this year.
The satellite launch was an important step in the implementation of the agreement on strategic cooperation with Azercosmos, which involves the joint use of satellites and empowerment in the area of geo-information. Works on the harmonisation of documents for signature have already been completed, and the related documents have been prepared, Abbasov said. He also told media that the project is expected to kick-off by the end of the year 2014.