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Turkish satellite to be launched on March 16

Eutelsat is planning to launch a new satellite on March 16, which will improve Turkish communications and speed up its internet service capacities. The satellite, designated W3A, which cost 250 million dollars and was designed to serve Europe, the Middle East, and North Africa, is aimed to aid Turkish internet services and digital publishing most particularly. The W3A satellite will be launched from the Baykonur Space Base in Kazakhstan. The former W3 satellite has improved communications in Turkey, Europe, Middle East and North Africa. This new model, ready for launch since last year, was in preparation for 3 years.

W3A will be the biggest and most powerful satellite used by Turks. The new satellite, which will begin service in May, will aid the older W3, which will remain in orbit.