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Türksat 5A

Türksat 5A [Airbus DS]

Türksat 5A is a geostationary communications satellites built for Türksat AS.

Türksat AS began the project in September 2011. Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) will the turkish industry partner. The final production contract was expected for 2015 but was much delayed to October 2017, when Airbus Defence and Space was selected.

Türksat-5A is built on the all-electric Eurostar-3000EOR bus and will weight about 3500 kg at launch. It provides 12 kilowatts of power at the end of its life and features an all Ku-band payload.

The aim is to launch Türksat 5A to its 31° East orbital location by the end of 2020 on a SpaceX Falcon-9 v1.2 (Block 5) rocket.

Nation: Turkey
Type / Application: Communication
Operator: Türksat AS
Contractors: Airbus Defence and Space, Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI)
Equipment: Ku-band transponders
Configuration: Eurostar-3000EOR
Propulsion: ?
Power: 2 deployable solar arrays, batteries
Lifetime: 15 years
Mass: 3500 kg
Orbit: GEO
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
Türksat 5A - 2020 CC or BC Falcon-9 v1.2 (Block 5)

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Further Türksat missions: