Satellite footprints

TürkSat-6a at 42° East (Planned)

Position:42° East (Planned)
Launch date:
Expected lifetime:15+ Years

In 2014 Satellite Operator Türksat A.Ş. ordered the Türksat-6a communications satellite from Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI). The satellite will be the first geostationary communications satellite to be built in Türkey by newly formed GSatcom, a joint venture between INVAP from Argentina and TAI.

Türksat-6a is covering Türkey and West- and Eastern Europe and will feature 16 Ku-band transponders for commercial and civil telecommunications and two X-band transponders for military communications. In 2014 Anselan Electronic Industries of Türkey in contracted with MDA Corp. of Canada to provide the X-band payload.

Development and construction of the satellite started in early 2015 and is expected to be completed in December 2021. Launch is planned for 2023.

TürkSat-6a at 42° East (Planned)

Türksat-6a under construction
Türksat-6a in orbit