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Turkey Starts Building Turksat 6A Satellite

By Caleb Henry | April 20, 2015
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      Satellite dishes for Turksat 6A. Photo: Anadolu Agency

      [Via Satellite 04-20-2015] Turkey’s state-run Anadolu Agency reports the country has started manufacturing the Turksat 6A satellite for Turksat. The five-year project is expected to cost roughly $205 million, with a launch in 2020.

      The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK) is leading the TurkSat 6A project with the support of Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI), Military Electronic Industries (ASELSAN) and CTech. The satellite has a design life of 15 years and will cover Europe, Asia and all of Turkey.