TÜRKSAT 6A is Turkey's first indigenous communication satellite project that promotes the development of necessary technologies and production with domestic capabilities. The Project have been funded by TÜBİTAK and Ministry of Transportation, Maritime, and Communication. TÜRKSAT A.Ş. is the end-user and will be the owner of the satellite after successful completion of the commissioning phase.
Satellite and Satellite Subsystems Development Program
IMECE Program consists of two main projects:
1) IMECE Satellite Subsystems Development Project and 2) IMECE Satellite Platform Development Project.
Based on the heritage and expertise acquired in BİLSAT, RASAT and GÖKTÜRK-2 Projects, IMECE is set to satisfy future sub-meter resolution needs of Turkey as well as to build related infrastructure and capability domestically.
First micro satellite designed and built in Turkey: RASAT
RASAT is the second earth observation satellite after the launch of Turkey’s first earth observation satellite BiLSAT of TÜBİTAK UZAY. RASAT, having a high-resolution optical imaging system and new modules developed by Turkish engineers, is the first Earth-observation satellite designed and manufactured in Turkey.
IMAGING Mass 94 kg
Altitude 700 km
Attitude Control 3-axis stabilized control
Orbit SSO-LTDN 10:30
The aim of BiLSAT project was to initiate, develop and support small satellite technologies in Turkey. In cooperation with Surrey Satellite Technology Limited (SSTL), the infrastructure for design and manufacturing of small satellites and a ground station were established, and BiLSAT, Turkey's first remote sensing satellite, was manufactured and launched. Also, a Turkish engineering team has worked in cooperation with SSTL engineers in design, manufacturing, test and launch phases of BiLSAT.
GÖKTÜRK-2 meets the satellite image needs of the Turkish Armed Forces and other governmental institutions and organizations. Göktürk-2 provided the opportunity to grow expert human power and to develop technology and infrastructure in the field of space.
At a distance of 686 kilometers from the ground, the satellite is set at sun-synchronous orbit and can take images from any point in the world. The satellite takes a turn around the earth every 98 minutes and every turn passes once in the North and South polar regions.