CTech begins exporting space products

CTech begins exporting space products
CTech begins exporting space products

Turkish firm CTech has exported its first satellite product to Thales Alenia Space, the joint venture between Thales (67%) and Leonardo (33%). Thales Alenia Space and CTech, (a subsidiary of Turkish Aerospace /TUSAŞ) have announced their agreement to collaborate in satellite communications systems.


According to the CTech press release, the company will make its first export within the scope of satellite communication and space-qualified products for Thales Alenia Space. At the same time, Thales Alenia Space aims to reinforce its presence in the Turkish space market and develop its supply chain. Thales Alenia Space will use the components provided by CTech on a third country’s satellite.

CTech begins exporting space products

CTech operates in the Defence, Aerospace, Telecommunication and Cyber Security markets, with experience in designing communication systems and radiofrequency (RF) equipment. Its space portfolio includes RF equipment, spanning telemetry transmitters, command receivers, antennas and waveguide components. The company is responsible for the Tracking, Telemetry and Command (TT&C) subsystem for the TURKSAT 6A program. CTech also provides mobile and secure satellite communication terminals that can be used on both unmanned and manned aircraft, land and sea vehicles. CTech became a subsidiary company of TUSAŞ in 2018. Thales Alenia Space in Spain is a worldwide reference in satellite communications systems, having 32 years of experience in the design and production of RF equipment and communications systems, with over 4.000 units delivered for 600 satellites. Over the last 15 years, the company has developed competencies as a recognized leader and integrator of satellite communications systems, both in Europe and overseas. Its strong heritage in the field of Tracking, Telemetry and Command (TT&C) and data transmission systems for all type of space missions includes missions in Low Earth Orbit (Sentinel 1- 2-3, FLEX, CHIME, ROSE-L), geostationary orbit (GEO-KOMPSAT-2, MTG), the Moon (KPLO, NOVA-C lunar lander, VIPER lunar rover), space telescopes orbiting around the L2 Lagrangian point (Herschel, Planck, Euclid, WFIRST, PLATO) and missions to asteroids (HERA), up to 500 million kilometres away from Earth. The company is also responsible for the UHF and Ka-band telecommunication payloads on SPAINSAT NG satellites.