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Afghanistan to send its first-ever satellite into space

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Afghanistan to send its first-ever satellite into space

sanginAfghan Telecommunication Minister Amirzai Sangin announced on Saturday that talks on sending Afghanistan’s first-ever satellite into space were underway with two international space corporations.

The Afghan satellite “Afsat”was previously discussed with three international space corporations to be sent into the space at an estimated cost of USD 250mn.

The Ministry of Communications and Information Technology says all satellites are being moved into a special orbital position where the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) had specified a special slot at 50 degree east for Afghanistan.

 



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