The Falcon 9 rocket has successfully deployed the Turkish telecommunication satellite Turksat 5A into the orbit. SpaceX reported that, claiming that the launch took place on late January 7. The venue was the 40th launch complex of U.S. Air Force base in Cape Canaveral, Florida.
The device weighing 3.5 tons is supposed to provide services of digital TV and broadband Internet; it's the fourth Turkish satelltie deployed into the orbit. Developed by Airbus Defence and Space corporation, teh satellite will be employed by Turksat, the national operator for satellite communication.
The geo-stationary satellite will provide TV broadcasting in Turkey, European countries, North Africa and the Middle East.
In 2021, SpaceX also plans to set another Turkish satellite into the orbit. Turksat-5B also belongs to fifth-generation satellites, just like 5A. Both devices are equipped with 42 transponders working in the Ku-range, capable of sending signal to Earth at the broadband Internet speed up to 50 Gbit per second.