Turkey's first communications test satellite set for Sep 2011

Turkey plans to send its first home-made communications test satellite into orbit in September next year, said head of the team manufacturing the satellite.

Turkey's first communications test satellite set for Sep 2011

Turkey plans to send its first home-made communications test satellite into orbit in September next year, said head of the team manufacturing the satellite.

The satellite, 3USAT, is being developed at the Department of Space Engineering in the Istanbul Technical University in a project launched by Turkey's satellite communications operator Turksat.

"The satellite will provide wireless voice transmission over an amateur band between two groups of people at two distant locations," Professor Alim Rustem Aslan told reporters on Tuesday.

Aslan said Turksat was planning to launch a project in 2015 to manufacture Turkey's first own communications satellite.

An Indian rocket placed Turkey's first home-made cubic satellite into orbit in September 2009.

"As to where the new satellite will be launched from will be decided next month," Aslan said.


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