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Turkiye’s First Satellite (Turksat A6) Launched into Space

Turkiye’s first homegrown communications satellite, Turksat 6A, was successfully launched from the US state of Florida by SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket.

The launching was realized on Monday from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station.

The 4.25-ton satellite will operate at the 42 degrees East orbital position and its service life will be 15 years in orbit.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that with Turksat 6A, Turkiye reached a new phase in the production of satellites.

He said Turksat 6A will increase the coverage capacity of Turkiye’s satellites, including countries such as India, Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia.

It will cover Turkiye, Europe, North Africa, the Middle East and Asia and will serve 4.5 billion people for TV, radio and emergency communications.

Source: Qatar News Agency