Turkmenistan approves law “On space activity”
Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, Nov. 26
By Huseyn Hasanov- Trend:
The Majlis (Parliament) of Turkmenistan at the regular meeting has adopted the draft law "On space activity", which defines its legal, institutional and economic bases, said the Turkmen government.
"The use of modern communication systems, in particular space technologies, opens up new opportunities for innovative development of economy, science, education, health care and other spheres of public life, and will contribute to solving problems related to environmental protection, introduction of new methods of production management," said the message.
International space activity makes it possible to effectively monitor and control global energy supplies, transport communications, prevent and neutralize the risks of natural and man-made disasters, monitor the level of environmental protection of large areas.
Earlier, it was reported that Turkmenistan plans to launch the second space satellite into the orbit, and that will open great opportunities for scientific researches aimed at using space for peaceful purposes.
As is known, TurkmenAlem 52°E satellite was launched Apr.28 (Ashgabat time), 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 tens of active channels - transponders. Part of them will be used by Turkmenistan for its own purposes, and the rest will be leased to the Space Systems International-Monaco S.A.M. company for a long term. The satellite is equipped with three antennas - the eastern, northern and MENA (Middle East and North Africa). They cover tens of countries in Europe and Asia, as well as the Middle East and North Africa.