GÖKTÜRK-2 GÖKTÜRK-2
HIGH RESOLUTION
RECONNAISSANCE SATELLITES

Turkey's first High Definition Land Observation Satellite GÖKTÜRK-2 was designed by Turkish engineers and placed into its mission orbit by a launch operation in 2012. The GÖKTÜRK-2 Project Contract was signed by the Ministry of National Defense, TUBITAK and TUSAS-Turkish Aviation and Space Industry Inc. - TUBITAK SPACE Joint Venture and entered into force in May 2007 under TUBITAK Public Institutions Research and Development Projects Support Program (SAVTAG-1007). All engineering works were performed domestically during the design, manufacturing and testing processes of GÖKTÜRK-2 Satellite System. GÖKTÜRK-2 Satellite operations in the project are listed by TUSAS as follows:

 

  • Design, analysis, manufacture, satellite-installation, integration and testing of Satellite Structural System, Thermal Control System and Orientation Orbit Determination and Control System
  • Design, manufacture and satellite-integration of satellite wiring
  • Design, manufacture, spaceworhthiness demonstration, satellites-integration and testing of Orientation Determination and Control Interface
  • Manufacture, assembly, integration and testing of Satellite Models (Structural Qualification Model (SQM), Qualification Model (QM) and Flight Model (FM))

 

GÖKTÜRK-2 Project aimed to develop technology, expert manpower and infrastructure for space and satellite systems, and meet the observation and research needs of public institutions and organizations by national means and capabilities. These goals have been achieved, and TUSAS has a trained expert manpower to work on the country's future satellite projects and has acquired the infrastructure and capabilities for design, analysis, assembly, integration and testing at satellite and equipment level.

3D Model Loading
PROCESSES
Design and Engineering

All engineering works were performed domestically during the design, manufacturing and testing processes of GÖKTÜRK-2 System.

Launch

GÖKTÜRK-2 Satellite was sent to the Jiuquan launch center of the People's Republic of China following the completion of pre-shipment tests at TUSAS facilities. GÖKTÜRK-2 Satellite was launched from China on December 18, 2012 at 18:13 Turkey time. The first signal was received from the satellite that was in its mission orbit 12 minutes after the launch.

Commissioning and Operation

Afterwards, the commissioning process was completed and the images taken by GÖKTÜRK-2 Satellite began to be downloaded to the ground station in Ankara.

Assembly, Integration and Testing Activities

GÖKTÜRK-2 Project aimed to develop technology, expert manpower and infrastructure for space and satellite systems, and meet the observation and research needs of public institutions and organizations by national means and capabilities.

Acquisitions

These goals have been achieved, and TUSAS has a trained expert manpower to work on the country's future satellite projects and has acquired the infrastructure and capabilities for design, analysis, assembly, integration and testing at satellite and equipment level.

 
 
TECHNICAL DATA
Technical Specifications
Payload
Electro-Optical Camera
Orbit
~ 700 km

Solar Synchronous

Revisit Time
~ 2.5 Days
Design Life
5 Years
Mass
~ 400 kg
Imaging Modes
Spot, Ribbon, Large Area, Stereo
Ground Sample Distance
2.5 m