Turkmenistan National Space Agency
Türkmenistanyň prezidentiň ýanynda Milli kosmos agentligi
Turkmenistan National Space Agency ( TNSA; Turkmen: ), is a governmental body that coordinates all Türkmenistanyň prezidentiň ýanynda Milli kosmos agentligi Turkmenistan space research programs with scientific and commercial goals. It was established in 2011. [2 ]
Space programme [ edit ]
In 2011, Turkmenistan space industry boosted as new agency set up under the state program for development of space industry after
President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow's approval. [3 ]
Satellites [ edit ]
Turkmenistan contracted the
Thales Alenia Space group to manufacture its first satellite launched into geosynchronous orbit in March 2015.
TurkmenAlem52E/MonacoSAT [ edit ]
TurkmenAlem52E/MonacoSAT is a geosynchronous orbit (GSO) communication satellite initially intended to be Turkmenistan's first satellite. [4 ] Built by [5 ] Thales Alenia Space, and contracted to launch aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 launch vehicle in March 2015, the satellite has an anticipated service life of 15 years. The satellite will cover Europe and significant part of Asian countries and Africa and will have transmission for TV, radio broadcasting and the internet. [6 ] [7 ]
The satellite's operations will be controlled by a state-run Turkmenistan National Space Agency.
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