Dec 10, 2012

Turkey's Second Observation Satellite to be Launched on Dec. 19

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Turkey’s second home-made earth observation satellite, Gokturk-2, will be launched into space from China on December 19.

ANKARA — Turkey’s second home-made earth observation satellite, Gokturk-2, will be launched into space from China on December 19.

Gokturk-2 will be launched from Jiuquan Base in China at 6:13 p.m. Turkish local time.
Gokturk-2 will be the first National Earth Observation Satellite, which has been produced by the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK) and Turkish Aerospace Industries.

Gokturk-2 satellite, with 2.5 meters of resolution, will be used for the image requirements of the Turkish Armed Forces as well as other institutions that require satellite images for agriculture, transportation and urban development.

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