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Turkey’s Göktürk-1 satellite has been shipped to Ankara to undergo environmental tests 13051501

 
World Defense & Security News - Turkey
 
 
Turkey’s Göktürk-1 satellite has been shipped to Ankara to undergo environmental tests
 
Thales Alenia Space, Telespazio and SSM, announced that the Göktürk-1 observation satellite for the Turkish Ministry of Defense has been shipped today to Ankara AIT center to start environmental tests. Local industrial partners include TAI, Aselsan, Tübitak UEKAE, Roketsan and TR Teknoloji. The agreement to build Göktürk-1 was signed on July 13, 2009. Göktürk-1 is a high resolution earth observation satellite.
     
Turkey’s Göktürk-1 satellite has been shipped to Ankara to undergo environmental tests
Göktürk-1 satellite has been shipped to Ankara
(Photo: Thales Alenia Space)
     

Thales Alenia Space has built the satellite and has developed the integration and test center in Turkey. Telespazio is the Prime Contractor and system integrator and, in addition is responsible of the ground segment, the satellite launch service and launch insurance procurement, the operations of the system including the Launch and Early Orbit Phase, In Orbit Test phase and the Integrated Logistics Support to the End User.

Turkish industry has been involved in the system design and development, as well as supplying some Göktürk-1 system components : TAI provided elements of the satellite payload structure, Aselsan is in charge of the ground segment components image data reception and processing, Tübitak UEKAE in charge of the telecommand and telemetry ciphering devices and TR Teknoloji of the AITC building.

Derived from the Proteus platform developed by Thales Alenia Space, the Göktürk-1 satellite includes a high-resolution optical instrument, derived from its strong heritage in this field of competency. The satellite is now assembled and integrated, it has been shipped to the new satellite integration and test center in Ankara which has been designed to be able to integrate several Satellites concurrently.
     
Turkey’s Göktürk-1 satellite has been shipped to Ankara to undergo environmental testsModel of Göktürk-1 satellite on TAI's booth at IDEF 2015
     

Thales Alenia Space, in the frame of the Gokturk-1 contract with Telespazio, will be the first Company in the space industry to deliver a turnkey integration and test center.

The satellite with 0.80 m (2 ft 7 in) resolution is intended for use of reconnaissance over any location on earth without geographical restriction. Additionally, it will carry out various civil applications on mapping and planning, landcover survey, geology, ecosystem monitoring, disaster management, environmental control, coastal zone management, and water resources.