Türksat (company)

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Türksat A.Ş.
Industry Media
Founded December 21, 1990; 24 years ago (1990-12-21)
Headquarters Gölbaşı, Ankara Province, Turkey
Products Communications satellites
Pay TV services
Website www.turksat.com

Türksat Satellite Communications and Cable TV Operations Company (Türksat A.Ş.) is the sole communications satellite operator in Turkey. It was established on 21 December 1990 as a government company named Türksat Milli Haberleşme Uyduları (Türksat National Communications Satellites) in Gölbaşı, Ankara Province;[1] eventually also incorporating the satellite services of Türk Telekomünikasyon A.Ş. and becoming Türksat A.Ş. on 22 July 2004.[1] Türksat A.Ş. also owns 100% of the shares of Eurasiasat S.A.M., jointly established as a spin-off company with Aérospatiale in 1996 to manufacture and launch Turksat 2A (Eurasiasat 1) in 2001.


Türksat A.Ş. has launched the Turksat series of satellites and currently operates the Turksat 1C, Turksat 2A, Turksat 3A and Astra 1D (lease capacity) communications satellites. The company conducts satellite telecommunication at its Gölbaşı Ground Station in Ankara.[2][3] Türksat 4A was launched on 17.02.2014 in cooperation with Rosoboronexport.[4]

Cable TV and internet service[edit]

Turksat founded Teledünya, a digital cable TV and internet service, on November 1, 2008.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Türksat A.Ş.: Timeline of satellite services in Turkey
  2. ^ "Konya'da uydu kontrol merkezi açılacak". Cumhuriyet (in Turkish). 2009-09-28. Retrieved 2014-02-15. 
  3. ^ "Deprem Türksat'ı da vurabilir". Habertürk (in Turkish). 2007-12-23. Retrieved 2014-02-15. 
  4. ^ {[cite news |url=http://www.roe.ru/eng_pr/eng_pr_14_02_17.html]}

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