Türksat 6A [TAI]
Türksat AS ordered in 2014 the Türksat 6A communications satellite from Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI). The satellite will be the first geostationary communcations satellite to be built in Turkey.
Türksat-6A will feature 16 Ku-band transponders for commercial and civil telecommunications and two X-band transponders for military communications. Anselan Electronic Industries of Turkey in April 2014 contracted with MDA Corp. of Canada to provide the X-band payload.
Construction of the satellite has begun in early 2015.
|Type / Application:||Communication|
|Contractors:||Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI), TÜBITAK Uzay, Anselan Electronic Industries, MDA|
|Equipment:||16 Ku-band transponders, 2 X-band transponders|
|Power:||2 deployable solar arrays, batteries|