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China will launch the first Turkmen-Monegasque satellite

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China will launch the first Turkmen-Monegasque satellite

In 2014, China will launch the first Turkmen artificial Earth satellite into space. The new telecommunications satellite, which the country will share with the dwarf state of Monaco, is designed to broadcast on three continents.


Turkmenistan continues to choose partners for its space program. In 2011, the Ministry of Communications of the country concluded an agreement on the construction of its first satellite with the French-Italian company Thales Alenia Space. Now, Trend.az reports with reference to the Neutral Turkmenistan newspaper, it was decided that the device will be delivered to orbit by a Chinese rocket.

The new satellite will be launched in 2014 from the Xichang Cosmodrome using the Changzheng-3B rocket (Long March-3B). It is alleged that Turkmenistan will become the first country in the region to acquire its own satellite, which will provide television broadcasting, telephone, distance services, education and medicine, and Internet access, although at present, among the countries of Central Asia, Kazakhstan already has a satellite (KazSat-1).

The first Turkmen satellite will broadcast to Europe, Asia and Africa - a wide coverage is due to the fact that the new project Turkmenistan is implementing together with Monaco and will receive two thirds of transmitting devices (transporder) on the new device. They will be controlled from the Turkmen territory. Presumably it will be called MonacoSat-TurkmenSat.

According to satlaunch.net, the satellite will be built on the Spacebus-4000C2 platform, will weigh 1839 kilograms and should last at least 16 years.

According to Trend.az, the satellite will be used to monitor agricultural areas in Turkmenistan, conduct research in the interests of the oil and gas complex and carry out environmental observations.

It is noteworthy that in June 2013 the corporation SpaceX reported in an official press release that the first Turkmen satellite would be launched into geostationary orbit with the Falcon 9 launch vehicle, however, for some reason, the Turkmen side and Thales Alenia Space decided to change their partner.

Currently, 58 countries have satellites. The first country to receive its own spacecraft in orbit became the USSR in 1957. In 2013, the space powers were Azerbaijan, Estonia, Jersey, Ecuador and Austria. At the same time, they can completely independently launch objects into the orbit of only 10 states.

According to foreign media.
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  1. svp67
    svp67 24 September 2013 11: 12 New
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    China will launch the first Turkmen-Monegasque satellite
    The phrase itself has not long sounded like science fiction ... and so, alas - real.
  2. svp67
    svp67 24 September 2013 11: 13 New
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    And also the Turkmens, who didn’t accidentally play it with Monaco?
  3. Tarpon
    Tarpon 24 September 2013 11: 15 New
    +1
    Alas, we are losing customers.
  4. andrei332809
    andrei332809 24 September 2013 11: 16 New
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    first, a Turkmen companion nearly fell out of his chair. then I read that the Westerners built it and sold it. and did the Turkmen have so much money? Or did Monaco throw it? not only satellite paid, but also launch
    1. biglow
      biglow 24 September 2013 11: 26 New
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      Quote: andrei332809
      first, a Turkmen companion nearly fell out of his chair. then I read that the Westerners built it and sold it. and did the Turkmen have so much money? Or did Monaco throw it? not only satellite paid, but also launch

      Turkmens are sitting on oil and gas and the population is small, money should be
    2. self-propelled
      self-propelled 24 September 2013 11: 30 New
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      Quote: andrei332809
      Is Turkel so much money?

      in Monaco casino won smile
      well, but seriously, Turkmenistan takes the 4-th place in terms of proven reserves of natural gas. so $$$ are available
      1. andrei332809
        andrei332809 24 September 2013 14: 18 New
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        Quote: self-propelled
        well, but seriously, Turkmenistan takes the 4-th place in terms of proven reserves of natural gas. so $$$ are available

        borrow then takes. But aren’t it for Western compasses that all these resources were sold at the root?
        1. Semurg
          Semurg 24 September 2013 15: 19 New
          +3
          All subsoil belongs to the people, and companies are engaged in exploration, production, processing, transportation and finally sale of which pays the state a negotiated percentage.
          Quote: andrei332809
          Quote: self-propelled
          well, but seriously, Turkmenistan takes the 4-th place in terms of proven reserves of natural gas. so $$$ are available

          borrow then takes. But aren’t it for Western compasses that all these resources were sold at the root?
    3. Hon
      Hon 25 September 2013 13: 46 New
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      Turkmens are sitting on oil and gas, if you count per capita, then they have more money than ours.
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  6. ia-ai00
    ia-ai00 24 September 2013 11: 24 New
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    In 2011, the country's communications ministry signed an agreement on the construction of its first satellite with a French-Italian company

    Well, by the forces of developed countries, if you have $$, you can "launch" ...
    In 2013 year
    space powers
    steel Azerbaijan, Estonia, Jersey, Ecuador ...

    But just do not call countries "space powers" that have only consumer relations with the space industry. If I can work at a computer, it does not mean that I am in speaker electronics.
    1. ia-ai00
      ia-ai00 24 September 2013 11: 54 New
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      Oh, offended, "space powers", "minus" ...
  7. MIKHAN
    MIKHAN 24 September 2013 11: 30 New
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    China is tearing into space and obviously does not spare money .. Call us!
    1. Semurg
      Semurg 24 September 2013 12: 27 New
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      with KAZSAT-1, the author got excited, 1 flew away after half a year and did not return laughing Turkmens have money I watch the channel Turkmen sports there Euro-football show and in breaks Ashgabat show the capital they have built up super, as in other places I do not know.
  8. i_vam_ne_hvoratj
    i_vam_ne_hvoratj 24 September 2013 13: 57 New
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    Dear colleagues on the site. I will express my opinion. Any of you has the right to disagree with him. I will not share comments on optimists and pessimists. Let's look from the perspective of realists. For me, this news has not become an open secret. Over the past 30 years, China has made a qualitative leap into the future. They started with the shooting of sparrows and artisanal blast furnaces in each yard during the years of the cultural revolution and ended with rocket and computer technologies of a very high level. We will not reproach the Chinese for copying. Which of the countries that are commonly called developed did not sin by this? Now about those countries that are called developing countries (to my shame, they are usually considered as nations of street cleaners, laborers and market traders). The fact is that these countries invest resources in the development of their own science and technology, from which they then expect to receive appropriate dividends. Now let's take a look at the homeland of astronautics. First of all, I am alarmed by the fact that the most successful launches of commercial satellites are carried out by missiles withdrawn from combat duty (so as not to disappear.). And what is produced in the 21st century is more scary (For Taras Bulba - “I gave birth to you ...”, and here “You gave birth to me, I and you ...”). The rockets live their own lives - wherever they wanted, they flew there. Satellites live the life of a drug addict (Or bent over from breaking or overdose, or went into the country of flowers and disappeared.). Dear colleagues, does this make you think? We are discussing the next modernization of the AK-47. The most beautiful weapon ... I happened to have so many variations on this subject that it becomes a little uneasy. Dear president appreciated the latter. But don't you think that any equipment has a reserve of modernization? And if we run out of resources and do not develop an alternative, will we be at a dead end? Dumb it.
    1. starhina01
      starhina01 24 September 2013 14: 46 New
      +1
      I think there is something proud of our descendants and geniuses that we have plenty of development for the future, but how is all this distributed hi
      1. i_vam_ne_hvoratj
        i_vam_ne_hvoratj 24 September 2013 15: 18 New
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        I agree. There is something to be proud of dear starhina01. I will not load you with fairy tales for the poor and the poor - they say, when the microcircuits and trees were large, and we were small, everything was completely different, everything was better ... But then in the distant 60s - 70s everything was more honest. In a city with a poor reputation I could walk at night. Nobody touched me and I did not touch anyone. We couldn't afford a lot, we just didn't have it. Then everything was more specific: "Stole - in prison." Now everything is not so simple - a thief can be a witness in the worst case. On the one hand, I would have spat on everything and left to huddle kiwi. On the other hand, this is my homeland, my children and grandchildren. My ancestors lie in it. I have invested in this country for 5 decades. I didn’t finish building the house or raise a tree and a daughter.
  9. Kovrovsky
    Kovrovsky 24 September 2013 15: 23 New
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    Turkmens want to see how the monument of Turkmen Bashi is visible from space! If poorly visible, build more! laughing
  10. Tan4ik
    Tan4ik 24 September 2013 16: 47 New
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    Pleasantly surprised and happy for the Turkmen.
    1. alone
      alone 24 September 2013 20: 45 New
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      not everyone is in the same place. everyone is trying to live and develop. good luck to the Turkmens.
  11. Yeraz
    Yeraz 24 September 2013 23: 30 New
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    Well done. Soon many countries will acquire. There are not so many manufacturers, there is competition and prices are falling.