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Göktürk-1

Vega

Arianespace

Launch Status
Success

Mission

Göktürk-1

Type: Earth Science

Göktürk-1 is a high resolution earth observation satellite (greater than 50 cm) designed and developed for the Turkish Ministry of National Defence by the Italian space service company Telespazio. The Göktürk-1 satellite has a dry weight of about 1,000 kg and a design life of seven years. Its observation payload includes a high resolution optical instrument and an onboard X-band digital imaging system to handle data compression, storage and downloading.

Location

Ariane Launch Area 1

Kourou, French Guiana

151 rockets have launched from Kourou, French Guiana.

Ariane Launch Area 1, Kourou, French Guiana

Rocket

Vega

Length: 29.9 meters
Diameter: 3.025 meters
First Launch: February 13, 2012

Vega is the smallest lifter in the current Arianespace family.

The Vega rocket has been launched a total of 17 times with 15 successful and 2 failed launches.

Agency

Arianespace

Type: Commercial
Abbreviation: ASA
Administration: CEO: Stéphane Israël
Founded: 1980
Launchers: Ariane 5 | Vega

Country: FRA

Arianespace SA is a multinational company founded in 1980 as the world’s first commercial launch service provider. It undertakes the production, operation, and marketing of the Ariane programme. Their vehicles launch exclusively from French Guiana in South America.

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