Pajhwok Services

SMS News Service

Photo Service

Election Coverage

Special Mining Page

Afghan Peace Process Special Page

Addvertise With Pajhwok

Daily Newsletter

Sending Time (GMT / Kabul time)

Suggest a Story

Pajhwok is interested in your story suggestions. Please tell us your thoughts by clicking here.

Talks on Afghan satellite launch underway

Talks on Afghan satellite launch underway

Aug 03, 2013 - 20:05

KABULinfo-icon (PANinfo-icon): The Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT) on Saturday said it was in talks with two international corporations on sending the first-ever Afghan satellite into space.

Previously, the ministry said three international space corporations were ready to launch the Afghan satellite “Afsat” over the next two years.

An official said the Afsat, estimated to cost $250 million, was to be sent into the space by a foreign space corporation.

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 Afghanistaninfo-icon.

Telecommunication Minister Amirzai Sangin told a press conference in Kabul that talks on the mega project were underway with two international space corporations and hoped for early results of the talks.  


Related Article

Download “Pajhwok” mobile App, on your smartphone to read and access latest news, features, interviews, videos and photos about Afghanistan.


Add new comment



Twitter Update