Azerbaijan Space Agency and Voyager Space will focus on new in-country space opportunities
Paris, France, September 19, 2022 – Azercosmos, The Space Agency of the Republic of Azerbaijan, and Voyager Space, a global leader in space exploration, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to establish a regional hub for space exploration in Azerbaijan.
This strategic multi-year collaboration paves the way for Azercosmos and Voyager Space to proactively develop mutually beneficial space infrastructure, technology, and manufacturing initiatives, research programs, and further opportunities for innovation. With the potential to exchange experience and knowledge, the organizations will focus on commercial and educational opportunities in-country to foster a thriving local space ecosystem.
“We look forward to working with our partners at Voyager Space to improve the knowledge of what space programs, data, and technologies can bring to users on Earth, and bring unprecedented opportunities to our country,” noted Samaddin Asadov, Chairman of the Board at Azercosmos. “This is another milestone in our mission to bolster a local space ecosystem that could be effectively integrated into the global space value chain with a strong global partner.”
“As the world begins to move beyond the International Space Station-era, we are opening doors for emerging space nations to join, and ultimately lead, in exploration and science. Voyager is thrilled to help establish an innovative space hub in Azerbaijan,” says Clay Mowry, Chief Revenue Officer at Voyager Space. “Space technology has the power to transform societies, and we look forward to establishing a sustainable space ecosystem in the region.”
Azercosmos, the Space Agency of the Republic of Azerbaijan, is the leading force behind the development of innovative space ecosystem in Azerbaijan. Founded in 2010 as the first and only satellite operator in the Caucasus region, Azercosmos currently operates two telecommunication (Azerspace-1 and Azerspace-2) and one Earth Observation (Azersky) satellites, successfully providing high quality and reliable services to partners across the globe. Apart from delivering a broad spectrum of services and solutions via our satellite fleet, we also engage in a wide range of R&D activities that aim to foster the technological advancement. Furthermore, we cooperate with international stakeholders and partners to ensure the establishment and strengthening of collaborative ties in the space industry, participate in major global projects, and build the local know-how. Being committed to creating a better connected, developed and secure world for future generations, we aim to emerge as one of the driving forces in the global space industry. For more information, please visit our website.
About Voyager Space
Voyager Space is a space technology company dedicated to building a better future for humanity in space and on Earth. With nearly 20 years of spaceflight heritage and over 1500 successful missions as of September 2022, Voyager delivers space station infrastructure and services and technology solutions to commercial users, civil and national security government agencies, academic and research institutions, and more, with the goal to accelerate a sustainable space economy.