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Türksat 6A

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.

Nation: Turkey
Type / Application: Communication
Operator: Türksat AS
Contractors: Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI), TÜBITAK Uzay, Anselan Electronic Industries, MDA
Equipment: 20 Ku-band transponders, 2 X-band transponders
Configuration:
Propulsion: ?
Power: 2 deployable solar arrays, batteries
Lifetime: +15 years
Mass: ~4000 kg
Orbit: GEO
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
Türksat 6A - 2019
Further Türksat missions: