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Turkey to launch earth observation satellite

Turkey: Turkey is all set to launch its second homemade earth observation satellite, Gokturk-2, on December 19. The satellite is scheduled to be launched from the Chinese Jiuquan Base.

The Gokturk-2 will be launched at 6:13 p.m. Turkish local time. It will be the first National Earth Observation Satellite and was created by the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK) and Turkish Aerospace Industries.

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

Source: Satellite Today