Transponders: 38 active, Ku-band
Design Lifetime: 15 years
Orbltal Position: GEO, 52.0°East
Payload: Consumption 8 kW, mass 352kg
Number of beams: 3 (East, West, Mena)
Launch mass: 4731 kg
Consumption: 10 kW - Dry mass: 1839 kg
Solar array: Power 11,3 kW
Battery energy 18,2 kWh
Manufacturer: Thales Alenia Space (France) - Platform: SpaceBus 4000С2
Turkmenistan’s first communication satellite, TurkmenAlem 52.0E, was launched into space from the Cape Canaveral (Florida, USA) on 27.04.2015 at 23 hours 03 minutes UT (April 28, 4 hours 03 minutes Ashgabat time). The spacecraft, built by the French company Thales Alenia Space at the request of Turkmenistan, was delivered into space by the Falcon 9 launch vehicle.
Currently, more than 50 television and radio channels in Turkmen, English, Farsi, Pashto, Dari are broadcasting via the TurkmenAlem 52.0E satellite to an audience in Europe, the CIS, and the Middle East.
See the list of TV and radio channels by clicking on the link.