Göktürk-II was sent off to China from TAI Premises

After a five-year study

Date: Issue 38 - January 2013

The standby contract of Göktürk-II project, which is a scientific research and technology satellite development project to provide 2,5 m resolution imaging, was signed between the Ministry of National Defence, TÜBİTAK and TÜBİTAK Space Technologies – TAI Partnership on 13 April 2007 and enacted on 1 may 2007. The aim of the project is to meet the space imaging needs of TAF as well as observation and research needs of other public organizations and institutions. TÜBİTAK Space Technologies and TAI engineers successfully completed Göktürk-II satellite with national capabilities and resources after a 5 year study within the scope of the project and made it ready to launch.

A ceremony was held at TAI premises for sending-off Göktürk-II to China before its launch and Minister of National Defence İsmet Yılmaz, Minister of Science, Industry and Technology Nihat Ergün, Undersecretary for Defence Industries Murad Bayar, TAI Chairman of the Board Yalçın Kaya, TÜBİTAK President Prof. Dr. Yücel Altunbaşak, TAI President and CEO Muharrem Dörtkaşlı, TÜBİTAK Space Technologies officials, SSM officials, Commanders from Air Forces, project staff and press agents participated in the ceremony.