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SpaceX launches Türksat 6A satellite, Turkey’s first domestically-build satellite


SpaceX launches Türksat 6A satellite, Turkey’s first domestically-build satellite Turkey launched its first home-grown communications satellite aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket Monday evening. Prior to the mission’s launch, Turkey’s Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Abdulkadir Uraloğlu called the Türksat 6A geostationary satellite “the symbol of our independence”. While this wasn’t the first Türksat spacecraft launched, it’s garnered such national pride because it is the first of its kind to be entirely built in Turkey. Uraloğlu said Turkey is just the 11th country capable of manufacturing its own communications satellites.   More



(Source: SpaceFlight Now - Jul 9)

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