Sfera Technologies expands its ground segment services with Azercosmos partnership
Baku, August 25, 2023 — Space Agency of Republic of Azerbaijan — Azercosmos and Sfera Technologies, a Defense and Space company located in Bulgaria, have established a partnership in the field of ground segment operations.
Based on the agreement, the 5.5 m X/S-band Main Ground Control Station will be integrated with the HomePort station network developed by Sfera Technologies.
The favourable location and state-of-the-art infrastructure of the Azercosmos’ Main Ground Control Station allows receiving signals via satellite and fibre and provides an opportunity for partners to co-locate their equipment getting secure and uninterrupted services.
The state-of-the-art system located in Azerbaijan will boost Sfera’s ability to provide mid-latitude contacts for LEO satellites.
Vice Chairman of Azercosmos Fuad Aslanov highlighted an importance of the partnership and said: “As an Azercosmos team we are proud to be on a level where we are able to provide necessary equipment, location and conditions to our partners which gives an opportunity for them to come up with high level service. Having the very same target and vision, we together move forward into the future.”
“We are very happy to be launching this partnership,” said Zdravko Dimitrov, founder of Sfera Technologies. “It represents a significant step forward in our quest to transform the downstream. In this sense, Azercosmos is a natural partner and we look forward to expanding our collaboration with the agency and its excellent team.”
The agency and Sfera Technologies have also expressed interest to collaborate in the field of Earth Observation data in the future.
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 the website.
About Sfera Technologies
Sfera Technologies is a Bulgaria-based company building a streamlined system for Earth Observation data. The company’s primary product, HomePort, consists of data tasking capabilities with an integrated ground station network operating within a single cloud-based platform. Sfera’s ultimate mission is to build the infrastructures that will make space universally and easily accessible for everyone.