Armenia Launches First Locally Made Satellite
Hayasat-1, the first satellite developed by specialists in Armenia was launched into space on Friday by SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket from the Vandenberg Air Base in California.
Armenia’s Ministry of High-Tech Industry reports the satellite was created by the Bazoomq Space Research Laboratory and the Center for Scientific Innovation and Education.
Liftoff! pic.twitter.com/iXndCsnEFL— SpaceX (@SpaceX) December 1, 2023
High-Technology Minister Robert Khachatrian described the launch as a “very remarkable and heartening” development.
The satellite will make one revolution around the Earth every hour and a half. When Hayasat-1 passes through the airspace of Armenia, it will be possible to catch the signals sent by the satellite.
SpaceX launched Armenia’s first satellite into space in May 2022. Armenia purchased the ArmSat-1 satellite from Satlantis, a Spanish company that specializes in the production of small satellites and cameras.