Armenia and Russia may launch the first satellite in three years, if they reach an agreement in 2014, Sergey Savelyev, Deputy Director of Roscosmos, the Russian Federal Space Agency, told Regnum.
“Russia is ready to help Armenia join the club of space powers,” Savelyev said, adding that Armenia has a great experience in the field from Soviet times.
He said the Byurakan Observatory in Armenia is actually being revived with the support of Roscosmos. The observatory has been supplied with Russia-made telescopes.
The Armenian and Russian parties are currently working towards launching the satellite to the space. “We are working actively in that direction. Technical studies are now underway,” Sergey Savelyev said.