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Turksat 5B



Türksat 5B is a geostationary high-throughput communications satellites built for Türksat AS. The satellite will be the first geostationary communcations satellite to be built partially in Turkey

Türksat AS began the project in September 2011. Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) will the turkish industry partner. The final production contract was expected for 2015 but was much delayed to October 2017, when Airbus Defence and Space was selected. 25% of the satellite is to be built in Turkey.

Türksat-5B is built on the all-electric Eurostar-3000EOR bus and will weight about 4500 kg at launch. It provides 15 kilowatts of power at the end of its life and features a Ku- and a Ka-band high-throughput (HTS) payload, with the HTS capacity to exceed 50 Gbps. 3 military X-band transponders have global coverage and were developed by Aselsan for use by the Turkish Presidency of Defense Industries.

Alternate Names

  • 50212
  • Turksat5B

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2021-12-19
Launch Vehicle: Falcon 9 Full Thrust
Launch Site: Cape Canaveral, United States
Mass: 4500 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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