Russia, Spain agree on launching satellite in 2015

Rosoboronexport and Spain's HISDESAT Servisios Estrategions S.A. have signed a contract for launching a PAZ commercial satellite in 2015 on the sidelines of the MAKS 2015 international aerospace show, the Rosoboronexport press service reports on Aug. 27.

Rosoboronexport and Spain's HISDESAT Servisios Estrategions S.A. have signed a contract for launching a PAZ commercial satellite in 2015 on the sidelines of the MAKS 2015 international aerospace show, the Rosoboronexport press service reports on Aug. 27.

"The closure of this contract is a good example of mutually advantageous cooperation with our European partners in the aerospace field. We are a leading provider of launches of military, dual-use and civilian satellites to foreign nations, and we are consistently strengthening Russia's position in this segment of the global space services market," the press service has quoted Rosoboronexport First Deputy General Director Ivan Goncharenko as saying.

The PAZ satellite will be inserted into orbit by a Dnepr launch vehicle, the press service said.

ISC Kosmotrans will perform technical works to prepare the launch.

Once the satellite is put into service, the Spanish company, which is its sole owner and operator, will be selling licenses to use monitoring data from customers across the world pursuant to international norms and regulations, the press service said.

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