Turkmenistan National Space Agency

Turkmenistan National Space Agency
Türkmenistanyň prezidentiň ýanynda Milli kosmos agentligi
Acronym TNSA
Established 2011
Administrator Alladurdy Atayev[1]
Website http://www.turkmencosmos.gov.tm

Turkmenistan National Space Agency (TNSA; Turkmen: Türkmenistanyň prezidentiň ýanynda Milli kosmos agentligi), is a governmental body that coordinates all Turkmenistan space research programs with scientific and commercial goals. It was established in 2011.[2]

Space programme

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]


Turkmenistan contracted the Thales Alenia Space group to manufacture its first satellite launched into geosynchronous orbit in March 2015.


TurkmenAlem52E/MonacoSAT is a geosynchronous orbit (GSO) communication satellite initially intended to be Turkmenistan's first satellite.[4][5] Built by 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.[6] The satellite will cover Europe and significant part of Asian countries and Africa and will have transmission for TV, radio broadcasting and the internet.[7]

The satellite's operations will be controlled by a state-run Turkmenistan National Space Agency.[8]

See also


  1. "Туркменистан: золотой век". Turkmenistan.gov.tm. Retrieved 2015-03-08.
  2. "National Space Agency established under President of Turkmenistan". Turkmenistan.ru. 2014-10-15. Retrieved 2015-03-08.
  3. "Turkmenistan Creates National Space Agency". Rferl.org. 2011-05-31. Retrieved 2015-03-08.
  4. "Туркменистан: золотой век". Turkmenistan.gov.tm. 2013-12-17. Retrieved 2015-03-08.
  5. "Satellite Orders Report - 2011 Year-end Summary" (PDF). Futron. Retrieved 20 December 2013.
  6. "SpaceX To Launch Turkmenistan's First Satellite". Forbes. 2013-06-22. Retrieved 2015-03-08.
  7. "US Says SpaceX to Launch Turkmenistan's Maiden Satellite / Sputnik International". En.ria.ru. Retrieved 2015-03-08.
  8. "Turkmenistan to launch first space satellite in 2014". En.trend.az. Retrieved 2015-03-08.

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