Azerbaijan signs deal with Arianespace to launch satellite

Baku (AFP) Nov 5, 2010 Azerbaijan has signed a deal with European aerospace giant Arianespace to launch the ex-Soviet republic’s first satellite into space, the communications ministry said on Friday. The 93-million-dollar (66-million-euro) deal will see France-based Arianespace launch an Azerbaijani satellite from the European Space Agency’s site in Kourou, French Guiana, in 2012, ministry spokesman Mushvig Amiro


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