ArmInfo.The Spanish Satlantis company opened a representative office in Armenia, because Armenia has the ability to fully control the satellite on its own. Satlantis CEO Tomas Hernani, announced this during a press conference on November 18. In this regard, he stressed the importance of a strategic vision.
< If we make a comparison, Armenia did not buy an expensive Mercedes, but established a plant that will produce it. Therefore, we have opened our representative office here, and we are planning to implement long-term programs>, Hernani said.
Javier Ojanguren, Armenian Program Manager of SATLANTIS, said that out of 15 possible operations in Armenia, it will be possible to carry out 7-10 operations daily, it will take 18 minutes to collect data throughout Armenia, and 22 minutes to receive it at the station.
He explained that thanks to telemetry and 7 subsystems of the satellite, it will be possible to obtain the following data: temperature indicators, capacity consumption, voltage of electrical flows, the process of executing program tasks, etc. In addition, there will be a response system that notifies of any failures. The representative of Satlantis also noted that the data received from the satellite could be used in various areas.
In turn, Minister of High-Technology Industry Robert Khachatryan said that work on testing the satellite had been carried out for six months, which had been successfully completed. In this regard, he stated that the satellite is fully operational. <There are no restrictions on the use of data in the context of industries. This is an unlimited area where you can implement innovative ideas>, he said.
Deputy head of the department Avet Poghosyan added that satellite data can be used in the field of agriculture, including for obtaining data on crop maturation; in cadastral cartography; water resources management; prevention of natural disasters or liquidation of their consequences; to forecast economic growth; border monitoring for security, etc. In this vein, he noted that the Armenian satellite made it possible to obtain images on the border of Armenia as of September 14 (on September 13, the Azerbaijani Armed Forces carried out a military attack on the sovereign territory of Armenia, ed. note). < the rocket- comic industry is the fastest growing industry with an annual turnover of about $300 billion, and it is forecasted that in 2030 the annual turnover will reach $1 trillion. Our goal is for Armenia to take its place in this market in 2030>, Poghosyan said.