Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, Feb. 13
By Huseyn Hasanov- Trend:
Turkmenistan is creating the second national artificial satellite, the government said Feb. 13.
This project was considered at a meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers. Focusing on the creation of the second national artificial satellite, the president instructed to analyze the work in this direction, the statement says.
Turkmenistan's first telecommunications satellite TurkmenAlem 52°E was launched Apr.28, 2015, from Cape Canaveral (Florida, US). It was brought to the space by Falcon
9 v1.1 rocket carrier. The satellite entered its orbital position May 17.
After the successful completion of all the tests, TurkmenAlem 52°E was officially handed by contractor Thales Alenia Space to Turkmenistan for operation.
The satellite has three antennas covering a part of Europe, Africa and Asia.