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Launch date TURKSAT-4A: February 15, 2014; TURKSAT-4B: 2015
Launch vehicle Proton
Launch site Baikonur Cosmodrome
Orbit Geostationary orbit
Mass Approx. 4.8t (at launch)
Electrical power --
Design life More than 15 years
Responsibilities Prime contractor
Outline In March 2011, Mitsubishi Electric was awarded a contract for two turnkey projects for which it will deliver the TURKSAT-4A and TURKSAT-4B communications satellite to Turksat Satellite Communication, Cable TV and Operation Inc. Co. (TURKSAT A.S.). These satellites will enable TURKSAT A.S. to provide communication and broadband services over a wide geographic region covering Turkey, Europe, Central Asia, the Middle East and Africa. TURKSAT-4A will be positioned at 42 degrees east longitude and TURKSAT-4B will be positioned at 50 degrees east longitude.