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. Aselan Electronic Industries of Turkey in April 2014 contracted with MDA Corp. of Canada to provide the military X-band payload to cover the territory of Turkey.
Development and construction of the satellite has begun in early 2015. It is expected to be completed in December 2020. Launch is planned for 2023.
|Type / Application:||Communication|
|Contractors:||Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI), TÜBITAK Uzay, Aselan Electronic Industries, MDA|
|Equipment:||16+4 Ku-band transponders, 2+1 X-band transponders|
|Power:||2 deployable solar arrays, batteries|
|Türksat 6A||-||2024||CC||Falcon-9 v1.2 (Block 5)|