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Turkey confirms Turksat 5B Q4 launch

Turkey has confirmed it will launch its Turksat 5B communications satellite into orbit in the fourth quarter of this year. “One of the prominent features of Turksat 5B, which will be launched into an orbital slot at 42 degrees East, is to increase Turkey’s Ka-band data communication capacity by 15-fold,” Adil Karaismailoglu, the country’s transport […]

April 8, 2021By Chris Forrester

MyZen TV launching on Turksat

Well-being channel MyZen TV has launched in Turkey on the Turksat pay-TV platform. MyZen TV is available as part of the ‘Upper Package’ in HD. The lifestyle network offers a wide range of programmes, from health and wellness, food and cooking shows, to travel and family entertainment. “We are very excited to announce the launch […]

January 11, 2021

SpaceX success for Turksat 5A

A Falcon 9 rocket completed a textbook launch of Turksat 5A from Cape Canaveral on January 7th. Turksat 5A will use its electric thrusters to lift itself to its designated geostationary orbit, a process which will take around 4 months. The satellite carries 42 transponders and occupy an orbital slot at 31 degrees East. Speaking […]

January 8, 2021By Chris Forrester

Turksat 5A ready to launch

SpaceX has scheduled to launch Turksat 5A today (January 7th), subject to the usual weather constraints. The launch will take place from Cape Canaveral at 8.28pm Florida time. Space Force forecasters anticipate 60 per cent “go” conditions during a four-hour window at Launch Complex 40. The main concerns are cumulus and thick clouds that could […]

January 7, 2021By Chris Forrester

Delay for Turksat 5A launch

Turkey’s much needed Turksat 5A was due to be launched by SpaceX from Florida on January 4th. Local reports say the launch has been delayed. The urgency to get the satellite into orbit is so that Turksat can secure the orbital rights for Turkey at 31 degrees East. The SpaceX drone barge ‘Just Read The […]

January 4, 2021By Chris Forrester

Turkey secures satellite orbital slot

Turkey’s upcoming launch if its Turksat 5A satellite meant that the craft would secure the nation’s rights to the 31-degree East orbital slot. The comments came from Airbus’ head of space systems, Jean-Marc Nasr, speaking to to news agency Anadolu Agency. The new satellite will ensure the continued transmission of TV services and broadband data […]

December 16, 2020By Chris Forrester

Turksat 5A to launch in December

Turkey’s latest satellite, Turksat 5A, will launch in mid-December, according to local reports. Turksat’s general manager, Cenk Sen, said Monday that the project had two dimensions. “The first is to protect and gain our national sovereignty rights, and the second is to create commercial value with it,” said Cenk Sen. “In this context, we are […]

November 18, 2020By Chris Forrester

SPI/FilmBox and Türksat/KabloTV expand partnership

Global media company SPI/FilmBox and Turkey’s largest cable operator Türksat/KabloTV announced that they have renewed and expanded their longstanding linear and digital partnership. The new agreement guarantees Türksat/KabloTV subscribers continued access to eight unique channels from SPI’s portfolio for an additional three years, along with SPI’s content streaming service, FilmBox Live. In addition to the […]

October 29, 2020

Turksat-5A launch set for Nov 30

Turkey’s transport & information minister, Adil Karaismailoglu, says that the launch of its Airbus-built Turksat 5A satellite will take place on November 30th. The launch will be handled by a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral. The satellite will be positioned at 31 degrees East and give Turksat 5A a coverage area that encompasses […]

September 17, 2020By Chris Forrester

SpaceX wins Turkish launch contract

SpaceX has been awarded a satellite launch contract for a Turkish craft, Turksat 5A. Ali Taha Koç, head of the country’s Presidential Digital Transformation Office, said the satellite is being built by Airbus Defense and Space, among the pioneers in aerospace technology. “With Turksat 5A, Turkey will have a coverage area that encompasses the Middle […]

September 10, 2020By Chris Forrester