Yuri Baturin, hero of Russia, pilot-cosmonaut, Vice-President of Russian Tsiolkovsky Academy of Cosmonautics. Yuri Baturin, a hero of Russia, pilot-cosmonaut, vice president of the Russian Academy of Cosmonautics named after Tsiolkovsky, during Russian hero, cosmonaut and pilot, Vice-President of the Russian Tsiolkovsky Academy of Cosmonautics, during a visit to Ashgabat organized by the Russian Embassy, During his stay in Ashgabat, which was organized by the Russian Embassy, he met with Garayev, head of the space department of the Turkmenaragatnashyk Ministry of Industry and Communications.
During the discussion on the Turkmen-Russian partnership in the space industry, Yuri Baturin stressed the importance of cooperation between the two countries in the field of personnel training, space management, launching satellites into orbit. According to the cosmonaut the Russian Federation is always ready to to advise on issues of the space industry. The Russian delegate noted, that his state was ready to fully train a Turkmen cosmonaut if Turkmenistan cosmonaut if Turkmenistan wishes to send its representative into space.
In the spring of 2015, Turkmenistan launched its first communications satellite, TürkmenÄlem 520E, made by ThalesAleniaSpace (France), from Cape Canaveral with a Falcon 9 from SpaceX (USA).