Electric Corporation (TOKYO:6503) announced today it has
successfully launched the TURKSAT-4A satellite under a turnkey contract
awarded by Turksat Satellite Communication, Cable TV and Operation Inc.
Co. (Turksat A.S.) in March 2011. TURKSAT-4A was launched from the
Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 06:09 on February 15 (Japan time)
and the satellite separated from the launch vehicle at 15:22.
TURKSAT-4A will use its own power for positioning in geostationary orbit
about 36,000 kilometers above the equator. Mitsubishi Electric will
continue conducting in-orbit testing until the middle of March before
its final handover to Turksat A.S.
In addition to TURKSAT-4A, Mitsubishi Electric will further its
contribution to Turkey's communications and broadcasting infrastructure
with the additional launch of TURKSAT-4B this year, as well as other
satellite programs planned in the future.
TURKSAT-4A at a Glance
About Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
With over 90 years of experience in providing reliable, high-quality
products, Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (TOKYO:6503) is a recognized
world leader in the manufacture, marketing and sales of electrical and
electronic equipment used in information processing and communications,
space development and satellite communications, consumer electronics,
industrial technology, energy, transportation and building equipment.
Embracing the spirit of its corporate statement, Changes for the Better,
and its environmental statement, Eco Changes, Mitsubishi Electric
endeavors to be a global, leading green company, enriching society with
technology. The company recorded consolidated group sales of 3,567.1
billion yen (US$ 37.9 billion*) in the fiscal year ended March 31, 2013.
For more information visit http://www.MitsubishiElectric.com
*At an exchange rate of 94 yen to the US dollar, the rate given by the
Tokyo Foreign Exchange Market on March 31, 2013
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