Ground station installation at final stage for Turkey’s Türksat 5A, 5B satellites
- 03 December 2020
The final stage was reached at the Turksat Golbası Central Compound in the Turkish capital Ankara on the ground station’s installation work for the new frequency bands that will serve the country’s Türksat 5A and 5B satellites, Infrastructure and Transportation Minister Adil Karaismailoglu said Wednesday, APA reports citing Daily Sabah.
The minister reiterated that following the launch of the Turksat 5A satellite, Turksat 5B, “another milestone” for which the country has started satellite level tests, will be launched into space in the second quarter of 2021.
“For the new frequency bands that will serve the Turksat 5A and 5B satellites, which are planned to enter service in 2021, ground stations will be installed at our Golbası Central Compound,” he said.
Karaismailoglu was speaking during a meeting held at the facility.
With the Turksat 3A, 4A and 4B communication satellites, some 3 billion people in over 118 countries are now in Turkey’s coverage area, he said.
Karaismailoglu pointed out that the responsibility area of the Transport and Infrastructure Ministry not only covers the establishment and management of systems that provide freight and passenger transport but also “data transport.”
"We are carrying out serious strategic work with all our organizations to make our country a leader in the region in the internet and informatics sector with satellite-space, communication and broadcasting services and to have a voice in the world. We mobilize our domestic and national resources to progress in this way,” the minister said.