Türkiye Set to Launch Indigenous Telecommunications Satellite Turksat 6A

A high-tech satellite launch scene at Cape Canaveral, featuring the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket ready for launch. The background includes the satellite Tur

Türkiye’s latest indigenous telecommunications satellite, Turksat 6A, is set to be launched into space next month following its final tests at the SpaceX facility in Cape Canaveral, Florida. The country’s Transportation and Infrastructure Minister, Abdulkadir Uraloglu, made the announcement on Friday.

The satellite, transported to the facility earlier this month, will be carried into orbit on a Falcon 9 rocket in mid-July. Once in position, Turksat 6A will significantly expand Türkiye’s satellite coverage to include India, Thailand, Malaysia, and Indonesia.

“With Turksat 6A, the population that Türkiye’s satellites cover will increase from 3.5 billion to over 5 billion,” said Uraloglu. “Türkiye will be able to reach more than 65% of the world’s population with its own telecommunication satellites.”

The Turksat 6A is expected to be operational for 15 years, enhancing Türkiye’s telecommunications capabilities and global reach.

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