Armenia’s first space satellite has been launched into Earth orbit …

Armenia’s first space satellite was launched into Earth orbit. Information from the Prime Minister of Armenia Nikol Pashinian who declared this this morning at the beginning of the session of the government of Armenia.

“On May 25, 2022, at 10:35 pm Yerevan time, the first Armenian space satellite was launched into Earth orbit by a Space X spacecraft from Cape Canaveral Space Station, Florida, USA” said Nikol Pashinian. This event is the result of cooperation between the Armenian National Society “ Geocosmos “and Spanish society” Satlantis “.

Below is the intervention of the Prime Minister of Armenia on the subject:

“Dear participants in the Cabinet meeting,

Dear countrymen,

I have something important to tell you.

On May 25, 2022, at 10:35 pm Yerevan time, the first Armenian satellite was launched into Earth orbit aboard the SpaceX spacecraft from Cape Canaveral in the United States. This event is the result of cooperation between the Armenian National Society “ Geocosmos » CJSC and Spanish society Satlantis “.

It is impossible to overestimate the importance of this event, which Armenia enters during space activities and we hope that our rich tradition in this field will be restored. I’m talking about the space scientific production zone that has existed in Armenia for many years. In this context, I would like to emphasize that one of our priorities is the localization of space technologies in Armenia, as well as the organization of the production of space equipment.

In the near future, more precisely in 2022, by the end of 2023, a satellite control center and a receiving station will be established in the Republic of Armenia, where a scientific team of specialists will form. One of the main functions of the control center is to control the satellite and receive space images. It is expected that the receiving station will also provide satellite data transmission services to other satellite operators.

Satellite images will be used in Armenia for border control, emergency prevention and management, environmental protection including climate change monitoring, urban planning, road construction, geology, etc.

Space technologies – satellites, receiving stations, satellite scanning, video surveillance, communication systems – are considered one of the fastest growing industries in the world economy. Given this situation, the Security Council Office and the Ministry of High-Tech Industry developed the Law of the Republic of Armenia “On Space Activity”, adopted by the National Assembly on March 6, 2020. This law, together with all relevant government decisions, establishing space activity guidelines and technical regulations, as well as safety standards, licensing, emissions and management procedures. This legislative package provides tax benefits for approved companies operating in the sector.

In this context, I would like to talk about an important event, which is closely related to our development in the field of space technology.

From September 5 to 10 this year, Armenia will host the famous Starmus science and technology festival VII, which will be attended by astronauts from around the world, Nobel winners, renowned scientists, astrophysicists, artists and musicians. Armenia will have the opportunity to present itself to the world with a rich history of innovative scientists and technologies, opportunities and a vision for the future.

To summarize the subject of the satellite launch, let me say that yesterday the Minister of High-tech Industry Robert Khachatryan and Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Armenia to the United States of America Lilit Makunts were present at the launch venue. All decisions regarding the launch of the first satellite of the Republic of Armenia were taken confidentially, therefore no preliminary information was released. For privacy decisions, we have made them for some specific consideration. The work carried out has yielded concrete results, for which I congratulate us all. ”Source of Armenpress.

Krikor Amirzayan

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