The IMECE satellite was successfully launched into space from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, USA. It is Turkey's first domestically produced observation satellite with sub-meter resolution. Developed by TÜBİTAK UZAY, IMECE will be Turkey's most advanced earth observation satellite in terms of image resolution, communication speed and maneuverability. The satellite will be used in many areas such as national defense, disaster management, agriculture, forestry, environment and urbanism. IMECE was launched with AKUP, KILIÇSAT and CONNECTA T2.1 CubeSats, which were also developed by TÜBİTAK UZAY and other companies. The Minister of National Defense, the President of TUBITAK and the President of Türkiye participated in the launch program. In his video message, President Erdoğan stated that IMECE is a critical step in the national technology move that aims to carry Turkey to the top of the global technology league.
TÜBİTAK President Hasan Mandal said, “Today, we are sending our domestic and national satellite İMECE into orbit. Thus, Türkiye is among the few countries in the world. We've come a long way in space studies. We have made all the preparations for the successful operation of our satellite. I hope it will work successfully.” he said.
In addition to being the first earth observation satellite in Turkey, the IMECE satellite is expected to receive high resolution images and provide important data in fields such as agriculture, forestry, environment and urbanism throughout the country. It will also be used in areas such as national defense and disaster management.
Turkey's studies in the field of space technologies have been progressing rapidly in recent years and important steps have been taken in this field. As a result of these efforts, the IMECE satellite will contribute to the country's progress in space technologies and to have a say in the global arena.
The IMECE satellite is expected to contribute to many fields such as national defense, disaster management, agriculture, forestry, environmental monitoring and urbanism. It is Turkey's first domestic high-resolution observation satellite and has advanced imaging, communication and maneuverability.
The IMECE project was undertaken by the TUBITAK Space Technologies Research Institute with the support of many local institutions and companies. The design, production, assembly, integration and tests of all subsystems of the satellite were carried out by Turkish engineers and technicians.
Turkey aims to advance its position in the global space economy by developing and exporting critical technologies. The country has already launched eight communications satellites into orbit, three of which have successfully completed their mission.
The launch of the IMECE satellite marks an important milestone for Turkey's national space program and demonstrates the country's growing capabilities in space technology.
Günceleme: 16/04/2023 23:04