It is expected to start operating in the second half of 2021.
The launch from the spaceport at Cape Canaveral (Florida) took place at 21:14 East Coast time. The satellite is expected to start operating in the second half of this year.
According to the Anadolu agency, the fifth-generation satellite will be operated for 30 years. It will be used to provide television broadcasting services in Turkey, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and several other regions.