The launch of the satellite awaiting final approvals
[rtl]Communications: cost $ 650 million
BAGHDAD / Isra al - Samarrai
Waiting for the Ministry of Communications final approvals to activate the Iraqi-French memorandum on the implementation of the satellite-Iraqi, revealing that the cost will be between $ 500 to $ 650 million and an average lifespan of 20 years.
He said Communications Minister Hassan Al - Rashid "morning": " The launch of the satellite , Iraqi sovereign, will cater to the needs of the country's multi - satellite services private disbursements to lease cable TV, since its launch will reduce the costs of the Iraqi satellite channels."
" The moon will be implemented in three phases, the first definition of the functions of themoon and the orbital location and frequencies its own, and the second includes the design, manufacturing, training and the establishment of the control of Cedar Center by a special Iraqi cadres, as will the third stage satellite launch into orbit and then test for two weeks to be received and run after coordination with the insurance company (Airbus) French. "
As the director of satellite communications in the General Company for Post & Telecommunications Ministry, Ali Abdul Hassan Ali "morning", said that "how long it will take to manufacture the satellite Iraq, three years after the completion of all the final approvals for the launch and operation, adding that the total lunar cost between 500 to 650 million dollars and will be weighed 700 kg. "
"The moon manufacturing process will cost 200 to 300 million dollars, and the cost waslaunched into space from 65 to 90 million dollars, while allocate four percent of the cost of manufacturing for insurance purposes it after launch and operate , " stressing that "his ministry is awaiting final approvals to activate note Iraqi - French proposal and Airbus's implementation of the moon in exchange for payment on credit. "
He continued that " the broadcast and control stations that will control and manage the satellite after rounds need to almost $ 20 million, an Iraqi stations run by Iraqi cadres specialized in the field of space and trained broadcast by Airbus , " revealing that a satellite shelf life will be from 1520 years ago , will provide communication services across the terminals (VSAT), and the internet and broadband communications and local and international connectivity as well as linking the military, security and diplomatic communications networks of the country.
" The next phase includes holding some meetings to get to one of the options including the draft contract for payment on credit with Airbus within the French - Iraqi agreement formula, to be after obtaining the final approvals to sign the contract and direct the manufacture and launch of the satellite Iraq." [/rtl]
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