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ITU considers application of Azerbaijan for new orbital position [Trend News Agency, Baku, Azerbaijan]
[February 26, 2012]

ITU considers application of Azerbaijan for new orbital position [Trend News Agency, Baku, Azerbaijan]

(Trend News Agency (Azerbaijan) Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Feb. 26--The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) is considering a request of the Ministry of Communications and Information Technologies of Azerbaijan for a new orbital position 62 degrees east longitude for the Azersat C satellite system, chief adviser of the ministry's telecommunications department Gulam Abdullayev told Trend on Saturday.

Mr Abdullayev said an application to the ITU for this orbital position was filed in 2011.

"At present, the ITU examines Azerbaijan 's application and prepares coordination requirements", Mr Abdullayev said.

Mr Abdullayev said previously Azerbaijan applied for orbital positions for satellite systems 43.2, 58.5 and 95.9 degrees east longitude. Deployment of telecommunications services (television, internet, radio, international communication, etc.) is planned at these orbital positions.

To coordinate satellite assignment the ITU introduced to Azerbaijan a list of countries which satellites will also be placed on these positions.

Coordination issues have been already resolved with Belgium, Spain, Norway, Vietnam and Australia. An agreement with Greece has been reached on many aspects. Most of these issues have been agreed with Ukraine and Kazakhstan. At the present time negotiations with Korea, Italy, Russia, Turkey and Monaco are under way by correspondence.

Azerbaijan shall, within the next four years to fully solve issues of coordination of satellite positions of the Azerspace national satellite with satellite systems of 35 countries.

The country which plans to create a satellite system, beforehand publishes (via the ITU) the main characteristics of the system, conducts their agreement with all owners of adjacent satellite communications systems, whose interests are affected by this. The only legitimate basis for the consolidation of international law to occupy an orbital position is launch to it of satellite after the international coordination of the parameters of satellite communications systems with systems of other countries and its notification in the register of ITU.

If the satellite is not put into action in established terms unrealized orbital-frequency resource is canceled by the ITU and enters into a common pool of resources for coordination for other satellite systems, recorded in this position.

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