Mitsubishi Electric Corporation has completed the in-orbit delivery of the Turksat -4A satellite to Turksat Satellite Communication, Cable TV and Operation.
Turksat -4A was launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on February 15th. After the launch, Mitsubishi Electric confirmed performance in a series of in-orbit tests while the satellite maintained a predefined geostationary orbit about 36,000 kilometres above the equator. Upon successful completion of the tests, the satellite was handed over to Turksat. to provide communication and broadband services over a wide geographic region west of China and east of the UK, including Turkey as well as Eastern Europe, Central Asia, the Middle East and Africa.
Meanwhile, this year Mitsubishi Electric also is preparing to launch Turksat -4B, as part of an ongoing effort to expand the company’s space business both in Japan and in other countries.