Turkey's first national 'mini satellite' launched to space

Turkey's first national mini communications test satellite "TURKSAT-3USAT" was launched to space from China.

Turkey's first national 'mini satellite' launched to space

World Bulletin/News Desk

Turkey's first national mini communications test satellite "TURKSAT-3USAT" has been launched to space from China on Friday.

In a statement posted on their web site, Turksat said that the test satellite was launched to space from China at 07.13 a.m. (Turkish local time).

"TURKSAT-3USAT" will serve wireless operators some 645 kilometers from the surface of earth.

The test satellite has a dimension of 34 centimeters and is a joint production of Turksat Corporation and Istanbul Technical University (ITU).

"TURKSAT-3USAT" is expected to serve for a period of three years. 

Last Mod: 26 Nisan 2013, 14:17
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