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Russia offers tech support to Turkmenistan

Ashgabat, Turkmenistan: The Russian Academy of Sciences offered support and assistance to Turkmenistan in creating a national satellite monitoring centre. The offer was made in the Russian Academy of Sciences’ section of the international exhibition “Science, Hardware and Innovative Technologies in the New Renaissance Era”, which has opened in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan.

The exhibition brought together over 100 research and production associations, representative offices of Academies of Sciences, research institutes and universities from more than 30 countries.
“Russian scientists are already working in the field of satellite monitoring in Turkmenistan,” said, Prof. Andrei Kostyanoi of the P.P. Shirshov Institute of Oceanology.

It has been proposed that a national satellite monitoring centre in Turkmenistan be created in cooperation with the European Space Agency and the Committee on Space Research (COSPAR).
Jean-Louis Fellous, Executive Director, Committee on Space Research (COSPAR), Paris, France, who joined the conversation, suggested organising an international seminar on Earth remote sensing for Turkmen specialists.

Turkmenistan has recently announced plans to create a national space agency under the president. It will “monitor the near-Earth orbit, organise satellite communications, conduct space-related research, and control a satellite from Turkmenistan.