Turkey shall dispatch the Türksat 5A satellite towards space on the 30th of November. Adil Karaismailoğlu, who also happens to be the Conveyance and Substructure Minister, stated so on Wednesday. The Türksat 5A satellite, a satellite meant for broadcast, shall function in the Ku band, 31 degrees east longitude slit in geostationary orbit, encompassing Turkey, Europe, the Middle East, and other bigger areas in Africa. It shall give out television services and upgrade broadband data nets. It seemingly contains a dispatch mass of 7,716 pounds and 12 kilowatts of electrical power.
The Türksat 5A satellite was made in conjunction between Cable TV Operations Company, the Airbus Defence and Space, the Türksat Satellite Communications, and the Turkish Aerospace Industries as a portion of a 2011 agreement. It was slated for dispatch onboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 spacecraft from Florida, America, by the conclusion of 2020.
Karaismailoğlu further stated that the nation should dispatch an extra satellite, the Türksat 5B, around the next quarter of 2021. In attendance of the Türksat “Model Satellite Competition” in Lake Tuz around central Turkey, held as a portion of Teknofest, which is Turkey’s biggest aerospace and tech festival. The minister stated that the forthcoming years should see the essential advancements in Turkey’s space undertakings.
Karaismailoğlu emphasized as well the maturity of Teknofest, stating that the festival started with only three squads as and 18 folks half a decade back, whereas this year contained 149 squads and 900 competitors. He added that this year had witnessed implausible partaking hence through God’s grace, the Türksat’s Model Satellite Competition would be conducted each year.
He further added that the forthcoming years would have prominent advancements for their space technologies as they recognized that in multiple regions like their advancement of their ground cars, sea vessels as well as their railways in the past 18 years. Set to start on the 24th of September. The four-day Teknofest was formerly slated for April. Nonetheless, it was suspended because of the COVID-19 crisis.
Teknofest targets to display Turkey’s recent technological novelties and encourage technology developments as a national reason. The occasion shall encompass a multitude of activities like air shows alongside warplanes and helicopters, meetings and summits, and multiple contests and carnivals.
The next edition of the festival shall contain technology contests in almost two dozen dissimilar groups, comprising biotechnology novelty, education, jet motors layout, And many other categories. As an inducement for contests, Teknofest shall bestow awards valued at over $400,000.