Afghanistan to launch Satellite

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  1. Sea Eagle

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    Afghanistan to launch Satellite

    The Ministry of Telecommunications and Information Technology on Sunday said that three international companies were ready to launch into space a satellite for Afghanistan.
    The satellite launch had been approved by the Cabinet and proposals from three companies were being considered for executing the project, Minister of Telecommunications Eng. Amirzai Sangin said.
    Speaking at an annual conference of ministry directors, Sangin said the project would be implanted at a cost of more than $250 million, to be provided by the Afghan government.
    “We have decided to launch a communications satellite to resolve problems of residents of remote areas and improve the quality of radio stations and TV channels,” he added.

    3 firms ready to launch Afghan satellite | Pajhwok Afghan News
     
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    Afghanistan deploys its first satellite into orbit by February

    Officials in the Ministry of Communications & Information Technology of Afghanistan (MCIT) announced Wednesday that the first satellite of Afghanistan will be deployed into orbit within the next one month.

    Amirzai Sangin, Afghanistan’s Communications & Information Technology Minister, said Afghanistan for the first time will join the nations which have launched their own satellites into the orbit.

    Mr. Sangin was speaking during the signing ceremony of Memorandum of Understanding with Eutelsat Communications, which will provide Afghanistan satellite resources that will enhance deployment of its national broadcasting and telecommunications infrastructure as well as its international connectivity.

    According to Sangin, Eutelsat will deploy an in-orbit satellite from February 2014 to 48° East to deliver full national coverage and extensive reach of Central Asia and the Middle East, under the multi-year agreement.

    He said the satellite will be officially called Afghansat 1 by the government of Afghanistan.

    A wide range of services including broadcasting, mobile telephony backhaul and IP connectivity will be supported by the satellite (Afghansat 1), Sangin said.

    He also added that an agreement was reached between the Eutelsat and the Ministry of Communications & Information Technology of Afghanistan to explore opportunities for long-term cooperation of transforming Afghanistan into an information society.

    Afghanistan deploys its first satellite into orbit by February - Khaama Press (KP) | Afghan News Agency
     
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    afghans are on the way to become a normal country from a war torn country...........way to go
     
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    Instead of european companies, ISRO and ANTRIX corporation should have played a major role in such ventures. One needs political will as everything is controlled by Govt of India.
     
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