Turkey to launch new telecommunications satellite into orbit (exclusive)

ICT Materials 12 May 2016 16:19 (UTC +04:00)

Baku, Azerbaijan, May 12

By Rufiz Hafizoglu - Trend:

Turkey will launch a new telecommunications satellite TURKSAT 6A into the orbit by late 2019, Turkey's Ministry of Science, Industry and Technology told Trend.

Turkey has no financial difficulties for launching the new telecommunications satellite, the ministry said.

The first Turkish reconnaissance satellite RASAT was launched into the orbit in 2011.

Turkey launched its second satellite Gokturk-2 from the Chinese Jiuquan satellite-launching center on December 18, 2012. Currently, the satellite is used for defense purposes.


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