Monday, April 17, 2006

TurkSat 3A confirmed Early 2008 Service

Ankara -- Recent reports in the Turkish media state that the Turksat 3A satellite, to be launched in early 2008, will provide coverage across Turkey, Central Asia and Europe where current footprints have problems due to geographic reasons or technical problems.

Turksat and Alcatel have already signed a turnkey contract for the construction and the in-orbit delivery of a new powerful telecommunication satellite which will be fitted with 24 Ku-band transponders and will offer beginning of life power of about 8kW.

Turksat 3A will replace Turksat 1C whose operational life is nearing its end.

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