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Turkey’s National Communication Satellite Türksat 6A is Ready for Space Travel


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Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Abdulkadir Uraloğlu attended the ceremony held at TAI to send Turkey’s first local and national communications satellite, Türksat 6A, to Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, USA, where it will be launched into space. Stating that they will send Türksat 6A to orbit in space in the second week of July, Minister Uraloğlu said that they will provide a service that will reach 6 billion people, which is 65 percent of the world’s population, with the Türksat 5A satellite.

Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Abdulkadir Uraloğlu, together with Minister of Industry and Technology Mehmet Fatih Kacır, attended the send-off ceremony where Türksat 6A was sent to Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, USA. Stating that Türksat 124A, which set off for Florida this evening with an Antonov AN-6 type aircraft, will cover the whole of India, Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia, Uraloğlu said, “With our satellite, which we implemented with the vision of our President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, “We are among the 10 communication satellite producing countries in the world.” he said.

“We implemented it with a local rate of up to 90 percent”

Minister Uraloğlu noted that the Türksat 6A satellite was created with the work of Tübitak Uzay, Aselsan, Tusaş, and Ctech, the Ministry of Industry and Technology, the Presidency of Defense and Türksat, and said, “We implemented it with a localization rate of up to 90 percent. It’s a long effort. Although the production process has started since 2018, the idea and its signature go back a little further. “Today, we are putting the main part of our satellite in the container and hopefully taking it off this evening with the world’s largest cargo plane, Antonov.” said.

“We Will Launch It into Orbit in the Second Week of July”

Uraloğlu stated that Türksat 6A will reach the Space It will sit at 42 degrees and be at an altitude of 35 thousand 786 kilometers. “As a result of all the tests, we expect to put it into service as of this year.” said.

“We Will Reach 5 Billion People, 65 Percent of the World Population”

Minister Uraloğlu announced that they serve approximately 5 billion people in Africa, the Middle East, Central Asia, Europe and the immediate geography of Turkey with 3,5 satellites and said, “With Türksat 6A, the entire India, Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia will be covered and a population of 5 billion people will be covered.” We will reach a population. This corresponds to 65 percent of the world’s population. “By selling services to these places, we will also be able to achieve a process regarding the return of our satellite, which was produced for 250 million dollars.” he said.

“We Are One of the 10 Communication Satellite Manufacturers in the World”

Stating that they implemented the process, which started with the contribution to the training of Türksat engineers during the manufacturing of Türksat 3A, 4A and 4B, with the vision of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Uraloğlu said, “We are among the 10 communication satellite producing countries in the world. We are talking about a work that has truly shown what we can do. We have gone from a Turkey where we thought about what would happen the next day to a country that plans for 2035, 2053 and 2071. I would like to thank our President, our Minister, our Ministry of Industry and Technology and our Presidency of Defense Industry for instructing us and providing us with all kinds of support. We all experience this pride together. I greet you with respect, love and affection, with the hope of carrying out more beautiful projects. “May our journey be fruitful.” he said.

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