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Türksat 5B

Türksat 5B [Airbus DS]

Türksat 5B is a geostationary high-throughput communications satellites built for Türksat AS. The satellite will be the first geostationary communcations satellite to be built partially in Türkiye (Turkey)

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. 25% of the satellite is to be built in Türkiye (Turkey).

Türksat-5B is built on the all-electric Eurostar-3000EOR bus and will weight about 4500 kg at launch. It provides 15 kilowatts of power at the end of its life and features a Ku- and a Ka-band high-throughput (HTS) payload, with the HTS capacity to exceed 50 Gbps. 3 military X-band transponders have global coverage and were developed by Aselsan for use by the Turkish Presidency of Defense Industries.

The aim is to launch Türksat 5B to its 42° East orbital location in 2021 on a SpaceX Falcon-9 v1.2 (Block 5) rocket.

Nation: Türkiye (Turkey)
Type / Application: Communication
Operator: Türksat AS
Contractors: Airbus Defence and Space, Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI), Aselsan Electronic Industries
Equipment: Ku-band HTPS payload, Ka-band HTPS payload, 3 X-band transponders
Configuration: Eurostar-3000EOR
Propulsion: ?
Power: 2 deployable solar arrays, batteries
Lifetime: 15 years
Mass: 4500 kg
Orbit: GEO
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
Türksat 5B 2021-126A 19.12.2021 CC SLC-40 Falcon-9 v1.2 (Block 5)


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