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 200 television and radio channels in Turkmen, English, Russian, Turkish, Uzbek, Farsi, Pashto, Dari, Kurdish 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.