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Turksat 3A



Turksat 3A is a Turkish geostationary communications satellite that was launched by an Ariane 5ECA rocket from Kourou at 22:05 UT on 12 June 2008. The 3.1 tonne (with fuel), 8.1 kW craft carries 24 Ku-band transponders to provide television services to Turkey Europe, after parking over 42° E longitude.

Alternate Names

  • 33056
  • Turksat3A

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2008-06-12
Launch Vehicle: Ariane 5 ECA
Launch Site: Kourou, French Guiana


  • Communications

Additional Information

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

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