Turkey’s transport minister pays trip to SpaceX launch facility

(MENAFN) Turkish Transport and Infrastructure Minister Abdulkadir Uraloglu recently visited SpaceX's production and launch facility in Brownsville, Texas, during his trip to the United States for the launch ceremony of Türkiye’s inaugural domestically-built communication satellite, Turksat 6A. According to a statement from the ministry, Minister Uraloglu toured various key areas of SpaceX's facility and received comprehensive briefings on its operations.

Minister Uraloglu praised SpaceX's facility as a convergence of cutting-edge technology, engineering prowess, and dedicated workmanship. He particularly highlighted the production and launch capabilities of SpaceX's Starship rocket, noting their plans for frequent launches, potentially weekly, from the same location. The integrated nature of production and launch facilities at one site was underscored as crucial for efficient operations.

Moreover, Uraloglu shared insights from his visit, mentioning SpaceX's ambitious goal of launching up to 60 low-orbit satellites simultaneously using the Starship rocket from Brownsville. He also celebrated the recent successful launch of Türkiye's Turksat 6A satellite aboard a Falcon 9 rocket from SpaceX's Cape Canaveral site in Florida on July 9.

Turksat 6A, Türkiye's premier geostationary communications satellite, stands as a significant achievement developed in collaboration with the Turkish Space Technologies Research Institute and Turkish Aerospace Industries. Positioned at the 42 degrees East orbital location, the satellite is poised to enhance Türkiye's communications infrastructure significantly.



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