Turkmenistan plans to launch another satellite

Business Materials 13 November 2015 11:28 (UTC +04:00)

Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, Nov.13

By Huseyn Hasanov- Trend:

Turkmenistan plans to launch the second space satellite into the orbit, said the message from the country's government.

This will open great opportunities for scientific researches aimed at using space for peaceful purposes, according to the message.

The announcement was made during the official visit of Turkmenistan's President Gurbanguly Berdimuhammadov to China Nov.11-12.

"Our country is ready to consider the proposals of Chinese companies specializing in this sphere," said the government's message.

Turkmenistan's first satellite TurkmenAlem 52°E was launched into the orbit on April 28, 2015 from the Cape Canaveral (Florida, US).

The first satellite is equipped with three antennas - the eastern, northern and MENA (Middle East and North Africa), which cover tens of countries in Europe and Asia, and the Middle East and North Africa.