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.
Two payloads of the satellite, GEZGIN and COBAN, were designed and manufactured by TÜBİTAK UZAY staff in Turkey and integrated into BiLSAT.
Launch: September 27th, 2003