Turkey intends to purchase new satellites
Baku, Azerbaijan, July 31
By Rufiz Hafizoglu - Trend:
Turkey plans to buy new satellites, the country's Haber7 TV channel reported on July 31.
It is also expected to launch the Turksat 4B satellite into orbit in 2014, following that Turkey will work on purchasing two new satellites such as Turksat 5А and Turksat 6А, according to the TV channel.
The Turksat 4A satellite was launched into orbit from Kazakhstan's Baikonur cosmodrome on February 14, 2014.
The launch of the satellite was attended by Turkey's Minister of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications, Lutfi Elvan.
The Turksat 4A satellite, built by the Japanese Mitsubishi Electric, was handed over to Turkey on January 8, 2014.
The first Turkish reconnaissance satellite 'RASAT' was launched in 2011.
Turkey launched its second satellite - Gokturk-2 from the Chinese Zhiuguan base on December 18, 2012. The satellite is used for defense purposes.
Turkey plans to launch Turksat 3A satellite in 2019.
Edited by CN