Turkey will launch its Turksat 5A satellite on Nov. 30, the nation’s transport and infrastructure minister said on Wednesday.

“We are planning to receive the communications satellite on Oct. 2,” from Airbus in France, Adil Karaismailoglu said at the TURKSAT Model Satellite Competition held in Aksaray in Central Anatolia.

He stressed that the next satellite in the series, Turksat 5B, is set for launch in 2021.

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