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Turkmenistan begins second communications satellite development programme and welcomes proposals from international companies.

Specialists of the Turkmenistan Space Administration are working to improve the country’s national space system, and relevant work is underway to implement new projects, offering new opportunities for the provision of satellite communication services.


After the completion of the operational life of the TurkmenAlem 52°E communication satellite, it is planned to develop a project for a second communication satellite to continue providing relevant services. The development of the project for the second communication satellite, its launch and commissioning are included in the Presidential socio-economic development program of the country for the period of 2022-2028.


As part of the second communication satellite project, it is planned to improve its technical characteristics through the use of start of the art space technologies and to maintain the current frequency range of the TurkmenAlem 52°E communication satellite in accordance with the marketing plan and while expanding its range using additional frequencies.


It is also planned to modernise the satellite control centre. In this regard, the technical characteristics of modern communication satellites from leading foreign companies are being studied. Within the framework of the project, it is planned to carry out special training and internship for specialists in the field of control and monitoring of satellites, as well as control of ground radio equipment systems.


Also, as part of the project, negotiations are being held to thoroughly study the technical capabilities and proposals of foreign companies involved in the production of communication satellites.


If you are interested in submitting a proposal for any element of the satellite’s development, please contact Turkmen Hemrasy


Turkmenistan Digital Forum, TurkmenTEL 2024, will be held in Ashgabat on 14 – 15 November with a special focus on the development of this new communications satellite. Visit for further information.


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