Initial Operational Capability (IOC):
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.
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