The Turkish Türksat 6A satellite arrives in the United States


The first local Turkish satellite, “Türksat 6A”, arrived at the Cape Canaveral Space Base in Florida, USA, in preparation for its launch into space.

According to information, the Turkish satellite was sent via an Antonov AN-124 cargo plane on a flight that took more than 19 hours.

The moon arrived at Cape Canaveral station on Wednesday evening at around 12:00 US time (19:00 Turkish time/UTG+3).

The satellite was transferred to the SpaceX hangar after some special procedures that took about 4 hours.

On June 4, the Türksat 6A satellite was sent from a station in the capital, Ankara, in a special farewell ceremony attended by the Minister of Transport and Infrastructure, Abdulkadir Uraloğlu, and the Minister of Industry and Technology, Mehmet Fatih Kaçer.


It is planned to launch the satellite into space orbit between July 8 and 15, depending on weather conditions.

The local Türksat 6A was more than 80 percent built by Turkish engineers at the USET company, a subsidiary of the Turkish Tusas Aerospace Industries Company.

It is planned that the moon will settle in an orbit of 42 degrees east at a distance of 35,786 km, and will have a pulling power of 7.5 kilowatts and a weight of 4,250 kg.

Türksat 6A will be able to provide service to areas not served by current Turkish satellites, such as India, Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia.

Thus, the population reached by satellites will increase from 3.5 billion to 5 billion, and exports of Turkish satellite services are expected to increase.