Göktürk-1 Optical Reconnaissance Earth Observation Satellite at Home

Turkey’s High Resolution Göktü

Date: Issue 62 - June 2015

During the satellite’s transfer operation, Undersecretary for Defence Industries Prof. İsmail Demir stated that the “Göktürk-1” satellite was manufactured especially for meeting the requirements of the Air Forces Command and underlined that the satellite will provide high resolution images for intelligence purposes from any region over the world, without any geographical limitations.   

According to the programme schedule, the environmental tests of the “Göktürk-1” Satellite will be accomplished at the TAI Space Systems Integration and Test (USET-AIT) Center. Within the scope of the programme the satellite’s Vibration, Acoustic, Solar Panel Opening, Thermal Vacuum, Electromagnetic Compatibility and other similar tests will be conducted by the expert personnel of TAI and Thales Alenia Space. Following the environmental tests, the satellite will be sent to the launching area from the facilities of TAI.