Türksat 5A satellite was launched into space on January 8, 2021

Türksat 5A communication satellite was successfully launched last year, on January 8, 2021, with SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral Space Launch Complex in Florida, USA, and placed in 31 degrees east orbit.

The first signal from Turkey's 5th generation satellite Türksat 5A was received 35 minutes after the satellites launch at 05:15 Turkish time.

Turksat 5A

The construction of Türksat 5A started after Türksat AŞ and Airbus D&S signed a contract on November 9, 2017.

After a journey that took about 4 months to reach 31 degrees east orbit, the satellite controls were transferred to Gölbaşı satellite control station with the completion of orbital tests and the satellite started service on June 28, 2021.


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