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Turksat 2



Turksat 2 (also named EURASIASAT 1) is a Turkish geosynchronous communications spacecraft that was launched by an Ariane 4 rocket from Kourou at 21:39 UT. The dual name is probably due to the dual ownership of the spacecraft: 75% Turk Telecom and 25% by the manufacturer Alcatel Space Company. The 3.4 ton, 9 kW spacecraft will provide direct-to-home voice, and data transmissions to countries between central Europe and the Indian subcontinent, through its 32 "BSS- and FSS-bands" transponders, after parking over 42 deg-E longitude (replacing the aging Turksat 1C).

Alternate Names

  • 26666
  • Eurasiasat 1
  • Turksat2

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2001-01-10
Launch Vehicle: Ariane 4
Launch Site: Kourou, French Guiana

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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