Minister of Transport and Infrastructure, Adil Karaismailoğlu, said, “Sub-system tests of Türksat-5A satellite were completed without any problems and orbit uplift operations of the satellite were initiated. "Orbit raising maneuvers, which will take about four months using the satellite's electric propulsion system, and all operations on the satellite continue as planned."
Making a statement about the Türksat-9A satellite, which was successfully sent into space with the Falcon-5 rocket, Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Adil Karaismailoğlu noted that all operations on the satellite were carried out smoothly as planned.
Turkey's 5th generation satellites, Turksat 5A, located in the State of Florida's Cape Canaveral Air Base SPACE belonging to the company X Falcon 9 rocket into space with a 8't Turkey time was launched on January 2021, 05.15.
"All ongoing subsystem opening and tests are carried out smoothly"
Stating that Türksat-5A satellite was launched into space without any problems, Minister Karaismailoğlu said that the first signal was received after 35 minutes; Turksat-5A satellite separated from the rocket Recalling that Turkey as of 5.48:XNUMX hours; he spoke as follows:
“After the separation, the first data were taken from the station in South Africa and transferred to the Türksat Gölbaşı ground station. After the satellite enters our coverage area, telemetry data from Türksat ground stations are directly received over the satellite. "
Minister Karaismailoğlu said, “The opening of solar panels, the opening of the arms with electric propulsion engines, and the completion of the preparations in the propulsion systems, which are among the critical steps required to be taken before our satellite begins to orbit elevation, have all been completed without any problems. As the subsystem tests were completed without any problems, the orbital uplift operations of the satellite were also initiated. Türksat 5A satellite continues its journey towards 31 degrees East orbit as planned, ”he said.
55 thousand kilometers high
Karaismailoğlu emphasized that the distance of Türksat 5A satellite to Earth changed during its journey to orbit; He explained that the distance it is closest to the world is 550 kilometers, and that it is 55 thousand kilometers in the farthest position. Underlining that the speed of the satellite is 3 thousand 350 m / s where it is close to the Earth, Karaismailoğlu stated that the speed of the satellite reaches up to 55 thousand 2 m / s at positions 300 thousand kilometers away from the Earth.