Türksat 5A [TAI]
Türksat 5A is geostationary communications satellite buot for Türksat AS. The satellite will be the first geostationary communcations satellite to be built partially in Turkey.
Türksat AS began the project in September 2011. Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) will be prime contractor. Early 2013 it was reported, that MELCO might join the project to provide a DS-2000 satellite platform for the satellite. The final production contract is expected for 2015.
Türksat-5A will feature 4 C-band and 16 Ku-band transponders.
The aim is to launch Türksat 5A to its 31° East orbital location by the end of 2018 and Türksat 5B to its 42° East orbital location in 2019.
|Type / Application:||Communication|
|Contractors:||Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI), TBD (bus)|
|Equipment:||4 C-band and 16 Ku-band transponders|
|Power:||2 deployable solar arrays, batteries|