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Turkey launched its first domestically produced telecommunications satellite

Turkey launched its first domestically produced telecommunications satellite, Turksat 6A, into orbit early this morning in a move Ankara says will expand the country’s satellite coverage and meet its television broadcasting needs. A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carried the satellite into space from Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) at the US Space Force Base in Cape Canaveral, Florida. Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said the launch marked the start of a “new phase” for Turkey in satellite production. “As Turkey, we produce more than 81% of subsystems, satellite ground stations and software in the 6A program, which is of great importance for our country’s future in space with national resources,” he said. Transport and Infrastructure Minister Abdulkadir Uraloglou said the first signal from Turksat 6A was received 67 minutes after its launch as planned, adding that thanks […]
Source: News Beast

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