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Turkish Aerospace Inks Deal with The SSB for The GÖKTÜRK Replacement Satellite Project

GÖKTÜRK Replacement Reconnaissance Surveillance Satellite System Development Project contract was signed between the Presidency of Defense Industries (SSB) and Turkish Aerospace. The project aims to meet the high-resolution electro-optical satellite image needs of the Turkish Armed Forces after the service life of the GÖKTÜRK-1 Satellite System ends.

July 17, 2021

GÖKTÜRK Replacement Reconnaissance Surveillance Satellite System Development Project contract was signed between the Presidency of Defense Industries (SSB) and Turkish Aerospace on June 23, 2021. President of Defense Industry Prof. Dr. İsmail DEMİR, President & CEO of Turkish Aerospace Prof. Dr. Temel KOTİL and the SSB and Turkish Aerospace officials attended the ceremony held in Ankara.

GÖKTÜRK Replacement Reconnaissance Surveillance Satellite System Development Project

The project aims to meet the high-resolution electro-optical satellite image needs of the Turkish Armed Forces after the service life of the GÖKTÜRK-1 Satellite System ends. The GÖKTÜRK Replacement Reconnaissance Surveillance Satellite will replace the GÖKTÜRK-1 Satellite placed in its orbit in 2016. Within the scope of the project, one satellite, one fixed ground station, one mobile ground station, and related systems/subsystems will be procured. Another goal of the project is to develop and use various equipment and software locally in Turkey. Additionally, the project intends to benefit more from space technology's opportunities, use the existing capabilities, workforce, and infrastructure in this field, and ensure the continuity of the experience and know-how.