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Avanti, Türksat Ka-band coverage deal

High throughput satellite capacity provider Avanti Communications has agreed a new five-year partnership with Turkish communications satellite operator Türksat. Avanti and Türksat already have a strong working relationship dating back several years. This latest agreement is set to deliver extensive, continuous coverage across Africa and the Middle East to Avanti and Türksat customers in regions […]

September 13, 2022

Turkey wants 10-satellite fleet by 2023

Turkey’s president Recep Tayyip Erdogan, speaking on the inauguration of the country’s Türksat 5B, said the nation wants 10 satellites in space by the end of 2023. “This satellite marks another turning point in our space adventure. With the national space program, it is our duty of honour to defend our country’s rights in space […]

June 16, 2022By Chris Forrester

Türksat 5B ready for business

Türksat 5B telecommunication satellite will be put in service today (June 14th), Transport and Infrastructure Minister Adil Karaismailoğlu has confirmed. “After a five-month journey [launched by SpaceX on December 19th 2021] Türksat 5B reached orbit on May 17th. Performance and orbit tests were conducted successfully. Now it is time to put the satellite in service,” […]

June 14, 2022By Chris Forrester

Routine success for Starlink launch

A launch by a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket on March 3rd successfully placed an extra 47 Starlink broadband satellites into orbit. The SpaceX booster had previously flown ten times (GPS III-3, Turksat-5A, Transporter 2, and seven Starlink missions) so was well ‘flight proven’. The launch took place from Launch Complex 39A at Kennedy Space Center. […]

March 4, 2022By Chris Forrester

Starlink: 1880 satellites in orbit

December 18th saw two SpaceX launches; the first, from California saw the successful launch of an additional 52 Starlink satellites from the Vandenberg Airforce Base, meaning that Elon Musk’s broadband constellation now has some 1880 satellites in orbit, and mostly working. The second, from SpaceX’s traditional launch site in Florida, saw the successful placing of […]

December 20, 2021By Chris Forrester

Türksat 5B launches Dec 19

Türksat 5B will be launched on December 19th, subject to the usual weather considerations. The current plan calls for the launch to take place from Florida by SpaceX on one of its Falcon 9 rockets. The satellite, built by Airbus, was shipped to Florida in November and arrived from France on November 29th. Türksat 5B […]

December 13, 2021By Chris Forrester

Turksat 5B ready for launch

Turkey says that the upcoming launch of its Turksat 5B communications satellite will increase the nation’s Ka-band capacity fifteen-fold. Transport and Infrastructure Minister Adil Karaismailoğlu confirmed that the Airbus-built satellite will be placed at the orbital slot of 42 degrees East. SpaceX is looking after the launch from its Cape Canaveral base in Florida. Weather […]

November 26, 2021By Chris Forrester

SpaceX wins Turkey satellite launch

SpaceX has secured a launch contract for Turksat-6A. It will be launched from Florida on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket. Turksat-6A is the first satellite to be built domestically in Turkey and once in orbit will be used for commercial as well as governmental uses. The satellite should finish its build by the end of […]

September 20, 2021By Chris Forrester

Türksat 5A goes live

Turkey’s latest satellite, Türksat 5A, has been commercialised by the country’s president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan at a commissioning ceremony. Türksat 5A operates from 31 degrees East. President Erdoğan also told attendees that its latest satellite Türksat 6A, now under construction, would launch next year. Turkey is building the satellite itself, and Erdoğan said that Turkey […]

June 30, 2021By Chris Forrester

Turksat revenues top $300m

Turksat’s satellite revenues made up a major portion of its overall income with EBITDA of $175.22 million. But cable-based services and IT also contributed to the operator’s 2020 growth of 40.7 per cent. Turksat says that its cable business had, at Turkish Lira 986 million, the highest share (39.5 per cent) of revenues. Cable service […]

April 29, 2021By Chris Forrester