Türksat 2A

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Türksat 2A
Mission type Communication
Operator Türksat
Eurasiasat SAM
COSPAR ID 2001-002A[1]
SATCAT № 26666[1]
Mission duration 15 years
Spacecraft properties
Bus Spacebus 3000B3
Manufacturer Thales Alenia Space
Launch mass 3,530 kilograms (7,780 lb)
Power 9,200 watts
Start of mission
Launch date January 10, 2001, 21:39 (2001-01-10UTC21:39Z) UTC
Rocket Ariane 44P H10-3
Launch site Kourou ELA-2
Contractor Arianespace
Orbital parameters
Reference system Geocentric
Regime Geostationary
Longitude 42°E
Transponders
Band 34 Ku band
Bandwidth fixed beam: 22×33 MHz + 10×36 megahertz
Steerable beam: 2
EIRP 50 dBW[2]

Türksat 2A, aka Eurasiasat 1, is a Turkish communications satellite as part of a project to form an instant network with two geosynchronous satellites that is supervised by the companies Türksat A.Ş. in Turkey and Eurasiasat SAM in Monaco.[1][3][4]

Türksat 2A was launched by Arianespace atop an Ariane-44P H10-3 launch vehicle on January 10, 2001 at 21:39 UTC from ELA-2 at the Guiana Space Centre in Kourou, French Guiana. The spacecraft was successfully placed into geostationary transfer orbit and then shifted to 42°E position, co-locating with Türksat 1C, which was launched in 1996. Its broadcast traffic entered service on February 1, 2001.[4][5]

Turksat 2A was designed for covering Europe, Turkey on west spot and Turkey and Central Asia including Middle East and Russia on east spot so as to serve simultaneously within that region, and to provide direct connection between Europe and Central Asia. It is based on the Alcatel Spacebus 3000B3 series having an on-orbit mass of 3,530 kg (7,780 lb) with 9,200 W power.[1] The communications payload consists of 36 Ku band transponders consisting of 22 pieces of 33 MHz fixed beam transponders and 10 transponders of 36 MHz bandwidth with two additional steerable beams.[2][5]

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  1. ^ a b c d "Turksat 2". NASA. Retrieved 2013-01-10. 
  2. ^ a b "Turksat 2A: 42° East". Turksat. Retrieved 2013-01-11. 
  3. ^ "Türksat 2A" (in Turkish). Sat Turkey. Retrieved 2013-01-10. 
  4. ^ a b "Eurasiasat 1 (Türksat 2A)". Gunter's Space Page. Retrieved 2013-01-11. 
  5. ^ a b "Ariane-44P H10-3". Gunter's Space Page. Retrieved 2013-01-11.