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Turksat 1C



Turksat 1C was a Turkish geosynchronous communications satellite that was launched by an Ariane 44L rocket from the Kourou site in French Guiana. After parking at 42 deg E, the spacecraft provided radio and TV communications to Turkey and neighboring countries.

Alternate Names

  • 23949
  • Turksat1C

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 1996-07-09
Launch Vehicle: Ariane 44L
Launch Site: Kourou, French Guiana
Mass: 2100 kg

Funding Agency

  • Unknown (Turkey)


  • Communications

Additional Information

Questions and comments about this spacecraft can be directed to: Coordinated Request and User Support Office

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