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Initial Operational Capability (IOC): December 2016
Total Production: 1
Origin: Italy
Corporations: Aselsan, ROKETSAN, Telespazio*, Thales Alenia Space, TR Tecnoloji, Tubitak Uekae and Turkish Aerospace Industries   (*) lead contractor
Parent System: GokTurk
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): December 2016
Total Production: 1
Total Cost: EUR€250 million   (USD$263 million)
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Description: The GokTurk is an Earth observation satellite being developed by Telespazio and Thales Alenia Space for Turkish Ministry of Defense (MoD). The 250 million Euro developmental contract was awarded to a Telespazio-led team in December 2008. Telespazio is also responsible for all satellite launch and test services. The GokTurk spacecraft is equipped with a high-resolution optical sensor. The satellite system also includes an integration and test centre for satellites to be built in Turkey and ground segment, which will carry out in-orbit operation, data acquisition and processing.

GokTurk Specifications

Orbit: 700 kilometer (435 mile)
Service Life: 7 year (2,555 day)
Weight: 1,000 kilogram (2,205 pound)
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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GokTurk News

There are 5 news between
19 Dec 2008 and 5 Dec 2016
Monday, December 5, 2016Turkish Earth Observation Satellite GokTurk-1 Launched Successfully
Thursday, May 7, 2015GokTurk Satellite Shipped to Anakara to Undero Environmental Tests
Tuesday, September 7, 2010GokTurk Program Enters Design and Construction Phase
Thursday, July 16, 2009Turkey and Telespazio Sign Contract to Build the Gokturk Satellite System
Friday, December 19, 2008Telespazio to Develop Turkish Gokturk Earth Observation Satellite System

Operators & Related Equipment


Grand Total 11

GokTurk Spacecraft Listing

SerialCountry - Launch Rocket - SiteStatusLaunch DateOperationalRetired
Gokturk-1 Vega - Kourou5 Dec 2016Jan 2017-

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