Turkmenistan plans to launch second satellite into space
Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, Jan. 13
By Huseyn Hasanov– Trend:
Turkmenistan has finalized the preparation of the technical assignment for the creation of the next (second) national satellite, the functions of which will include Earth remote sensing, Turkmenistan State News Agency said in a message.
TurkmenAlem 52E, Turkmenistan’s first telecommunications satellite, was launched Apr.28, 2015, from Cape Canaveral (Florida, US). It was brought to the space by Falcon 9 v1.1 carrier rocket. The satellite entered its orbital position on May 17.
After the successful completion of all the tests, TurkmenAlem 52E was officially handed over by Thales Alenia Space contractor to Turkmenistan for operation.
The satellite has three antennas covering dozens of countries in Europe and Asia, as well as the Middle East and North Africa.