Gokturk-1 satellite arrives at TAI
In order to meet Turkish Air Forces requirements, the GÖKTÜRK-1 High Resolution Earth Observation Satellite project, which has been developed and directed by Undersecretariat for Defence Industries (SSM), will be transferred to TAI – Turkish Aerospace Industries on May 7, 2015.
GÖKTÜRK-1’s environmental test campaign will be performed in Space Systems Assembly, Integration and Test (AIT) Center. The AIT Center is established in TAI by SSM with contribution of TURKSAT.
The satellite’s environmental tests, including vibration, acoustic, solar array deployment, thermal vacuum, electromagnetic interference/compatibility tests will be performed at TAI AIT Center, by TAI and Thales Alenis Space – France AIT specialists. The satellite will be transported to the launch center from TAI Facilities.