Turksat 5B satellite was launched into space from Cape Canaveral Base in Florida, USA. President Erdoğan, in his post during the minutes when Türksat 5B was sent into space, said, “He is starting a space journey to serve our country for 35 years in a 42-degree east orbit.” aforementioned. In the video message Erdogan sent to the ceremony, he used remarkable expressions about Elon Musk. Transport and Infrastructure Minister Adil Karaismailoğlu announced that the Türksat 5B satellite will increase its communication capacity by 15 times.
Space travel of Turkey’s 8th satellite Türksat 5B has started. The Turksat 5B satellite was launched from SpaceX’s base in Florida, USA, with a Falcon 9 rocket. The satellite, which will serve in 42 degrees east orbit, will increase Turkey’s satellite data communication capacity more than 15 times. Türksat 5B is 20 times more efficient than fixed class satellites. The satellite’s maneuver life is more than 35 years. For the first time, “indigenously designed and manufactured equipment” on a commercial communications satellite was sent into space with the satellite.
”I Hope to Continue Our Cooperation With SpaceX”
Pointing out that the data transfer rate and capacity will increase more than 15 times with the commissioning of Türksat 5B, Erdoğan said:
“In this way, broadband satellite and internet service will be provided to users in the coverage area, including land, sea and air vehicles, to places where internet access is limited. Our satellite will ensure the protection of frequency and orbit usage rights in 42 degrees east orbit. It has a maneuver life of more than 35 years.” “I wish that our Türksat 5B satellite, which will add strength to our country and nation, will be beneficial for our country. I hope that our successful joint work with SpaceX company in the field of space will continue to increase.”
What Are the Features of Türksat 5B?
With the launch of Türksat 5B, the number of active satellites in Turkey, which is one of the 30 countries that have satellites in space, will increase to 8. With the commissioning of 5B, Turkey’s data communication capacity will increase 15 times. Türksat 5B satellite will serve in a wide coverage area of the entire Middle East, including the Persian Gulf, the Red Sea, the Mediterranean, North and East Africa, Nigeria, South Africa and its close neighbors. The maneuver life of Türksat 5B is expected to be over 35 years. With the launch of Türksat 5B, the number of active satellites in Turkey will increase to 8.
“6A Will Be Sent to Space in 2023”
Karaismailoğlu, “Within the scope of Türksat 5B, the communication structure where air, sea, land internet and terrestrial communication is not possible will be provided uninterruptedly. Thus, end-to-end broadband internet and communication will be provided in Turkey. Ships, planes, mountains that do not reach land and natural internet coverage area. everywhere.” .
Karaismailoğlu also shared the latest developments about Türksat 6A, which was produced with domestic facilities. Minister Karaismailoğlu said, “The days when 6A will take its place in space are very close. We are currently in the testing phase. We plan to send it to space in 2023. Our satellite coverage area, including India, will expand further.”