SpaceX Launches First Armenian Satellite

(Armradio)- SpaceX launched the first Armenian satellite on May 25, Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan said at a government sitting today.

This became possible thanks to cooperation between the Armenian state-owned Geocosmos CJSC and the Spanish company Santantis, the Prime Minister said.

Armenia’s High-Tech Minister Robert Khachatryan and Ambassador to the US Lilit Makunts were presents at the launching ceremony.

He said the localization of space technologies and launching production of space equipment in the Republic of Armenia are among the primary goals.

“A space management center will be created in Armenia by the end of the year,” he said, adding that the center will be tasked with managing the satellite and getting space photos.

“The space photos will be used for border surveillance, prevention and management of emergency situations, protection of the environment, including climate change monitoring, urbanization, road construction, and other spheres,” PM Pashinyan stated.