Adil Karaismailoğlu, Minister of Transport and Infrastructure, announced that the Türksat 5A communication satellite will be taken over on 2 October and the satellite will be launched into space on 30 November.
Karaismailoğlu, who attended the Türksat Model Satellite Competition held in Lake Tuz within the scope of TEKNOFEST, together with Mustafa Varank, Minister of Industry and Technology; and Ali Taha Koç, President of the Digital Transformation Office, made the following statement there: “We will receive our Türksat 5A communication satellite on 2 October. Our satellite will be launched on 30 November. Its works are ongoing. Our Türksat 5B communication satellite will follow it soon after. We also have surprises there. We will make a statement about it, too.”
“God willing, There Will be Great Developments in Space in the Coming Years”
Karaismailoğlu reminded that Türksat Model Satellite Competition, which started 5 years ago with 3 teams and 18 people, was held today with 149 teams and 900 competitors and said: “This year there is a great participation. Hopefully, the Model Satellite Competition organized by Türksat will continue every year. Witnessing the excitement of the young people here makes us happy. God willing, there will be great developments in space in the coming years. How the amazing transformations and developments we have made in the land, air, sea and rail systems in 18 years… I hope we will provide all those together with these young people.
“Türksat 6A is Being Made Completely Indigenously”
Stating that Türksat 5A communication satellite will be taken over on 2 October, Karaismailoğlu continued as follows: “We will launch it into space on 30 November. We made all our plans. We are continuing this way. We are planning to launch our 5B satellite in the second quarter of 2021. Türksat 6A satellite continues to be manufactured completely indigenously at Ankara. Development work continues rapidly with Turkish made goods and completely local engineers. We aim to launch this in 2022. Our work continues in this way. Türksat 6A is being made completely indigenously. It will take its place in space as a fully Turkish-made satellite. The excitement of the young people here excites and makes us proud. From now on, we will continue to work with our youth to become a country that produces, develops and exports technology.”