14 June 2022

Turkey Unveils New Satellite Entering Into Communications Service

International and Arabic
  • Turkey

Ankara, June 14 (QNA) - Turkey announced today the entry into service of its new satellite, Turksat 5B, which is specialized in communications, after it was launched into the space aboard a Falcon 9 rocket from American soil.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan pointed out, during a ceremony held on the occasion of the satellite's entry into service, that Turkish engineers have developed the new satellite, which will provide the service of doubling Internet capabilities, enhancing television broadcasting, and securing Turkish aircraft communications.
He said that the Turksat 5B satellite will provide critical services to a large part of the African continent and the entire Mediterranean region, and its scope of services will include the red and Mediterranean Bahrain, North and East Africa, Nigeria, South Africa, and Turkey's neighboring countries, and operates on the new frequency band known as KU He also mentioned that his country will dispatch another satellite into the space in January, specialized in monitoring, indicating that his country will bolster its capabilities in the field of space like the rest of the world.
The Turksat 5B satellite is considered the most powerful Turkish communications satellite in terms of its high capabilities, bringing the number of communications satellites for this country to five out of a total of 8 satellites sent into the space by the Ankara authorities in recent years. (QNA)


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