Turkey's TURKSAT to establish up-link system in Germany

With the help of its switchable transponders, Turksat 3A will act as a bridge between Europe and Asia.

Turkey's TURKSAT to establish up-link system in Germany

Turksat, the satellite operator company of Turkey, will establish an up-link system in Germany in March, the company said on Tuesday.

The statement released by Turksat said that broadcasting system which was launched in Istanbul and Ankara on October 27, 2008 through Turksat 3A satellite would also be in service in Germany as of March 2009.

With the help of its switchable transponders, Turksat 3A will act as a bridge between Europe and Asia. Turksat 3A's Turkey coverage has been specially designed to provide very efficient gain for broadband applications like VSAT services giving customers low-cost, up-link systems.

Based on Thales Alenia Space Spacebus 4000B2, Turksat 3A is fitted with 24 Ku-band transponders and offers beginning of life power of about 8 kW. Positioned at 42°E, Turksat 3A will weight 3060 kg at launch and will replace Turksat 1C satellite.

An up-link (UL or U/L) is the portion of a communications link used for the transmission of signals from an Earth terminal to a satellite or to an airborne platform.

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