RASAT is in its targeted ORBIT!

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The launch was successfully performed with the Dnepr launch vehicle from Yasny Launch Base of Russia, on 17th of August. RASAT was reached on-target orbit, at the 689 km high, at 10:12:20 Turkish Time.

Following completion of the launch, first contact with RASAT was made from Ankara, TÜBİTAK UZAY ground station at 11:44:04 Turkish Time and first telemetry of RASAT was received at 11:51:20. RASAT service operations are ongoing  and all the software was uploaded from Ankara TÜBİTAK ground station and Norwegian Andøya Ground Station.

Currently all the modules of RASAT are tested and main modules are actively functioning.
Camera calibration activities  are ongoing.

Launch Videos:

 Video 1

 Video 2

 Video 3

18.08.2011