Türksat 6A will be launched in 2023: Here are the details of the satellite
Adil Karaismailoğlu, Minister of Transport and Infrastructure, made important statements by participating in the ministry’s 2023 budget negotiations at the General Assembly of the Grand National Assembly of Turkey. During the meetings, important statements were made about Türksat 6A. Minister Karaismailoğlu stated that there will be a breakthrough in Turkey’s fiber infrastructure as well.
Turksat 6A in space in 2023
In his speech at the Grand National Assembly of Turkey, Minister Karaismailoğlu announced that Türksat6A, Turkey’s domestic communication satellite, will be launched into space in 2023. Stating that Türksat6A is one of the largest R&D projects in Turkey, the Minister said that the construction processes of all Türksat 6A are currently underway in Ankara.
Türksat 6A features
The Turksat6A project, which is stated to have been developed entirely with domestic and national resources, was initiated under the leadership of TÜBİTAK in 2014 and the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure, TUSAŞ, ASELSAN, CTECH and TURKSAT A.Ş participated in the process. . Within the scope of the project, TAI will be responsible for the structural, thermal and chemical propulsion subsystems and mechanical ground support equipment of the satellite.
When the construction and integrated systems of Turksat6A are completed, it will be launched into space with SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket in 2023. It is reported that the satellite weighs 4,300 kg, carries 20 Ku-Band transponders and has a service life of 15 years. .
Fiber infrastructure is evolving
Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Adil Karaismailoğlu also shared important information about fiber infrastructure investments, which are extremely important for Turkey. Minister Karaismailoğlu stated that the fiber line length will reach 1.5 million kilometers by spreading throughout the country. He also emphasized that 50 thousand kilometers of fiber infrastructure works are continuing.