Full Name Gokturk-2 Status Operational (extended)
Mission Agencies TUBITAK Launch Date 18 Dec 2012
Mission Links mission site EOL Date Dec 2025
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Orbit Type Sun-synchronous Orbit Period 98.3 minutes
Orbit Sense Orbit Inclination 98.1 deg
Orbit Altitude 684 km Orbit Longitude
Orbit LST 10:30 Repeat Cycle 0 days
Objectives and Applications Gokturk-2 is a high-resolution optical reconnaissance and Earth observation mission (dual use - civil and defense) of the Turkish government's Undersecretariat for the Defense Industry (SSM). In July 2009, an agreement was signed in Ankara with the Italian space systems company Telespazio (Finemeccanica/Thales) to built the Göktürk spacecraft plus training and ground facilities.
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