The Turksat 3A satellite will enable Turksat to offer telecommunication services as well as direct TV broadcasting over
Southern Europe, covering Turkey, Europe and Central Asia. The Turksat 3A has 3 uplink and 2 downlink beams. The spacecraft will
be stationed in geosynchronous orbit at 42 degrees E longitude.
Arianespace launched Ariane 5ECA vehicle L540 on flight V183
on Jun 12. The EPC stage reached a -1062 x 172 km x 6.8 deg
sub-orbit, and the ESC-A stage delivered two satellites
to transfer orbit.
Turksat 3A is a Thales Alenia Space
Spacebus 4000B2 satellites for the privatized Turksat AS communications company.