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Türksat 5A

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Mission type  Communication
Mission duration  15 years
Power  6–8.4 kilowatts
Operator  Turksat
Manufacturer  TAI
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Launch mass  ~2,900 kilograms (6,400 lb)

Türksat 5A, aka TUSAT-1 or PEYKOM-1, is a projected Turkish communications satellite, which will be operated by Turksat.

History

According to an agreement signed in September 2011, the satellite will be developed by specialists in cooperation with Türksat and Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI). It will be produced in Turkey by TAI at its newly established Satellite Assembly Integration and Test Facility (Turkish: Uydu Montaj Entegrasyon ve Test) (UMET) in Ankara with 20% indigenously developed technology. Türksat 5A will be the first geostationary communications satellite to be built in Turkey.

Launching of the spacecraft is planned for second half of 2018. Türksat 5A will be placed in a geosynchronous orbit at 31°E to provide telecommunication and direct TV broadcasting services over a broad geographic region between west of China and east of England stretching over Turkey, as well as Europe, Central Asia, the Middle East and Africa.

It was reported in early 2013 that Mitsubishi Electric (MELCO) of Japan, which is constructing the satellite platforms of Türksat 4A and Türksat 4B, might join the project to provide a MELCO DS2000 satellite bus for the satellite.

It will have a launch mass of approximately 2,900 kg (6,400 lb) carrying 16 Ku band transponders with 33 and 72 Mhz as well as four C band transponders with 36 Mhz bandwidth. The expected on-orbit life time will be 15 years.

References

Türksat 5A Wikipedia


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