Turkey to Launch 1st Indigenous Observation Satellite Next Year

​​​On June 4th, some of Turkey’s top officials put the finishing touches on the country’s first ever high-resolution observation satellite manufactured using domestic components and know-how.

Minister of National Defense Hulusi Akar and Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Adil Karaismailoğlu attended the event hosted by Minister of Industry and Technology Mustafa Varank to put together the final pieces of Imece, Turkey’s first homegrown satellite. 

Turkey is planning to launch the satellite in 2021 after additional tests are carried out. Imece will make a significant contribution towards meeting Turkey’s need for both military and civilian images.
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