In the statement made by Türksat A.Ş. on November 21, 2021, it was stated that the production and testing processes of the TÜRKSAT-5B Communication Satellite were finished. TÜRKSAT-5B satellite; Deputy Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Dr. Ömer Fatih Sayan, Türksat General Manager Hasan Hüseyin Ertok and Assistant General Manager. Dr. It was received from Airbus with a ceremony attended by Selman Demirel. TÜRKSAT-5B; It will be launched into orbit with SpaceX's Falcon 18 rocket on December 2021, 9. The launch is scheduled for 11 a.m. from Florida.
TÜRKSAT-5B Communication Satellite; It is in the High Throughput Satellite (HTS) class category, which has a capacity efficiency of at least 20 times more than the Fixed Satellite Service (FSS) class satellites. The contract for the production of the TÜRKSAT-42B satellite, which will operate together with the TÜRKSAT-3A and TÜRKSAT-4A satellites in the 5° East orbit, which is among the Hot Location orbits, was signed on October 26, 2017. Turksat; Ka-Bant will increase its capacity to 15 times the current capacity and will focus especially on the commercial ships and airlines market.
TÜRKSAT-2017A, which started to be manufactured at Airbus Space with the contract signed in November 5, was launched with a Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral Base in Florida, USA, on Friday, 8 January 2021, with a 45-minute delay due to weather conditions, at 05.15:5 CET. Stating that the TÜRKSAT-35A satellite was launched into space without any problems, Minister Karaismailoğlu said that the first signal was received after 5 minutes; He stated that the TÜRKSAT-5.48A satellite left the rocket at XNUMX:XNUMX p.m. in Turkey.
Karaismailoğlu emphasized that the distance of the TÜRKSAT-5A satellite to the Earth changed during its orbital journey; He explained that the closest distance to the Earth is 550 kilometers, and the distance from the farthest location is 55 thousand kilometers. Underlining that the speed of the satellite is 3 thousand 350 m / s where it is close to the Earth, Karaismailoğlu explained that the speed of the satellite reaches up to 55 thousand 2 m / s in locations where it is 300 thousand kilometers away from the Earth.