Iraqi Telecommunications Ministry has said it will coordinate with France to complete two projects of launching a satellite and a space agency.
In a statement, Amir al-Bayati, technical affairs deputy in the ministry, said his ministry “coordinated with France’s government to complete projects of a satellite and a space agency. The coordination was with Airbus company, which manufactures satellites.”
He added that “a loan from the French government has been taken to accomplish the projects in addition to other security projects.”
The coordination comes after the project was suspended for a long time, he said.
“The satellite will serve the security, economic, agricultural and industrial fields, in addition to environmental and military purposes,” he said.
“There has coordination with specialized French companies to establish the Iraqi space agency which will serve the governmental institutions and different sectors,” he said indicating coordination to train technicians for one year they would be capable to establish other satellites on the long run.