Turksat 1B was 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 Aérospatiale of France.
|Start of mission|
|Launch date||August 10, 1994, 23:05UTC|
|Rocket||Ariane 44LP H10+|
|Launch site||Kourou ELA-2|
|End of mission|
|Deactivated||October 17, 2006|
|Band||16 Ku band|
Türksat 1B was launched by Arianespace atop an Ariane-44LP H10+ launch vehicle, along with Brazilian satellite Brasilsat B1, in a dual-payload launch on August 10, 1994 at 23:05 UTC from ELA-2 at the Guiana Space Centre in Kourou, French Guiana. The satellite was successfully placed into geostationary transfer orbit and positioned at 42°E.
It is based on the Aerospatiale Spacebus 2000 series having an on-orbit mass of about one ton. The communications payload consists of 16 Ku band transponders with six wideband channels of 72 MHz and ten narrowband of 36 MHz.
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