Ministry of Communications announces launch of satellite and space agency soon
Economy News _ Baghdad
The Ministry of Communications announced on Tuesday coordination with the French government to complete the satellite and the Iraqi space agency.
The ministry's senior agent for technical affairs, Amir al-Bayati, according to the semi-official newspaper "Al-Sabah" and briefed by "Economy News", said that his ministry "coordinated with the French government to complete the projects of the Iraqi satellite and the Iraqi space agency and in coordination with the French company" Airbus " Manufactures satellites.
Al-Bayati said, "The French government received a loan for the completion of these projects in addition to other security projects, as the use of their consulting companies in this regard," noting that "the coordination came after the cessation of the satellite project for a long time previously."
"The project will serve the security, economic, agricultural, industrial, environmental and military fields of the country as well as the sectors," al-Bayati promised the two projects, adding that the satellite will be operated after the completion of the satellite. Which would serve his security side."
He expressed "coordination with French companies specialized in the implementation of projects and the establishment of a nucleus of the Iraqi Space Agency, which will provide services to government institutions and different sectors," stressing
"the intention of companies to develop the orbits of Iraq (slot orbit) on orbits: 45.65 and 50 degrees east, Commercial and technical cooperation with Airbus to train technicians and specialists for a year to qualify them and grant them a license to work in the long term for the establishment of satellites and high and medium orbits.
The technical agent for communications said that an agreement had been reached between his ministry and French companies to "conclude a memorandum of understanding in this regard,"
noting that his ministry "worked to establish the Department of Space Affairs to be the nucleus of the Iraqi Space Agency, and there is technical coordination with the French government to provide support in the areas Technical and legal aspects of the project".
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