Minister of transport and infrastructure Adil Karaismailoglu announced that TÜRKSAT 5A will be launched into space in October.
Stating that 5G will be used at Istanbul airport for the first time in Turkey, Minister Karaismailoglu said: “all three operators have completed their test work. We will ensure that 5G technologies can be experienced by our citizens on the terminal arrivals and departures floor.”
Minister Adil Karaismailoglu said: "We have started to develop the space technologies that we were supplied from abroad until the 2000s. At this point, we are one of 30 countries that have satellites in space. Our country has 6 active satellites, three for communication and three for observation purposes. Thanks to these investments made by TÜRKSAT, we have the capacity to reach 3 billion people living in 118 countries in Asia, Europe and Africa. Infrastructure and capabilities for satellite and equipment level design, analysis, production, assembly, integration and testing activities were acquired within TUSAŞ. Turkey's orbital rights are protected and efforts to expand its satellite fleet are being continued by TÜRKSAT without interruption,” he said.
October September, Turksat 5A satellite Launch Center, indicating that performance tests in accordance with space conditions continue Karaismailoğlu, “in this direction, we plan to deliver the TÜRKSAT 5A satellite from the ground in September, and send it to space in early October. We are also aiming to send TÜRKSAT 5B satellite into space in the second quarter of 2021 and TÜRKSAT 6A, Turkey's first domestic engineering and design satellite project, into space in 2022. TurkSat 6A communication satellite is a project whose financial source, design and software are completely local. When all the work is finished and our satellites reach space, our country will have a say in the world with our image, voice and data communication as well as other value added services. In 2022, with our satellite fleet, we plan to include South America, East of North America, the whole of Europe, Asia and Africa, as well as the west of Australia. When we achieve these goals, we will provide access to 91 percent of the world's population through Turkish satellites,” he said.