Vega • Gokturk-1

Gokturk-1 is high resolution (0.8 m) imaging satellite ordered by Turkish Ministry of Defense in Telespazio. Contract was signed in 2009 and it is valued for at least  € 250 million. Telespazio was chosen as a prime contractor for designing, manufacturing and launch services. Also Telespazio will provide necessary technology to build ground facilities. Secondary contractor will be Thales Alenia Space - its contribution into Gokturk-1 project will be Protheus satellite bus. Satellite will weigh at 1100 kg and will be placed into SSO orbit at altitude around 700 km. It will be second satellite from Gokturk series , first was launched on atop Long March 2D in 2013, third will be ready to launch on 2019. Launch vehicle for this mission will be Vega rocket, solid fueled three stage vehicle operated by Arianespace.