Iraqi News

Iraq moves its satellite and reveals a space agency

2019/3/6 8:58

Iraq moves its satellite and reveals a space agency(Baghdad: Al-Furat News) The Ministry of Communications announced its intention to transfer the Iraqi satellite project to international investment companies, while coordinating with the French company Airbus to train technicians and specialists of the Ministry to grant them a license to establish satellites in the future.
The ministry’s senior agent for technical affairs Amir Bayati said in a press statement that the ministry “seeks to present the Iraqi satellite project to international investment companies, noting that the matter will be pursued with the International Telecommunication Union to maintain the orbits of the Iraqi satellite.”
He added that in the same context, “a workshop was held with the French company Airbus to train technicians and specialists of the ministry to work on completing the remaining phases of the project, which stopped in 2014 because of lack of financial allocations, stressing that the project will serve several aspects represented by the agricultural sector, industrial, Sectors that serve the security side in the country. ”
Al-Bayati said that his ministry has taken several measures in the field of the satellite industry, including the establishment of a nucleus of the Iraqi space agency, which will provide services to government institutions and sectors, pointing out that the French company «Airbus» an integrated presentation of the project was discussed the mechanism of development of orbits of Iraq on orbits 65.45 {orbit slot And 50 degrees east. Commercial and technical coordination was held with Airbus for the possibility of training technicians and specialists for one year in order to qualify them and grant them a license to work in the long term for the establishment of satellites and high and medium orbits.

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