Azerspace-1 is also the first telecommunication satellite of its country (Azerbaijan), launched on February 8, 2013. It is capable of providing reliable satellite communication services for DTH, voice, video, data and mobility applications.

Its advanced design and flexible switching capabilities enable millions of viewers to get an access to information and communications services all over the world. The satellite service area covers more than 50 countries in Central Asia, Europe, Africa and Middle East.

Orbital slot 46В°E
Coverage zones Europe, Africa, Central Asia, Middle East, Caucasus
Manufacturer U.S. Orbital Sciences Corporation
Platform Star-2.4
Launch vehicle Ariane-5ECA
Launch date 08 February 2013
Launch site Guiana Space Centre, Kourou, French Guiana
Lifetime 15 years
BandActiveUplinkDownlinkBeamsPolarizationTWTA Power
Ku-band 12 x 36 MHz transponders 13750-14000 MHz 10950-11200 MHz Europe beam, Central Asia beam V/H 120 Watt
All uplink and downlink channels are switchable between Central Asia and Europe beam.
C-band 24 x 36 MHz transponders 5925-6425 MHz 3700-4200 MHz Central Asia & Europe beam, Africa & Europe beam RHCP/LHCP and V/H 65 Watt
All uplink and downlink channels are 4-block channer cross strap switchable between Central Asia & Europe and Africa & Europe beam.