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Turksat targets 30+ years for latest satellite

Most satellites that depend on chemical propulsion once in orbit are designed with an orbit lifetime of some 12-15 years. However, electrical propulsion can dramatically extend that life in orbit. Turksat is using Airbus Defence & Space to build its latest craft, Turksat 5A which is scheduled for launch in later this year by SpaceX. […]

September 7, 2020By Chris Forrester

Turksat to add 5A satellite into fleet

Turkey’s latest satellite, Turksat 5A, has been confirmed for launch in Q4 this year. It is the first of a trio of next-generation craft which will be orbited between now and 2022. Turkey’s transportation and infrastructure minister, Adil Karaismaloğlu, visited the Turksat facility at Gölbaşı, near Ankara on June 3rd, and said that Turkey’s satellite […]

June 4, 2020By Chris Forrester