World Bulletin / News Desk
The first satellite manufactured in Turkey was launched from a base in India on Wednesday.
"ITUpSAT1", the first Turkish-made satellite developed by scholars at Istanbul Technical University's Faculty of Aeronautics and Astronautics, was sent to space inside a PSLV C-14 rocket by the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) early on Wednesday, Anadolu Agency said.
The cube-shaped satellite, which will orbit the earth at an altitude of 720 km, has the capacity to take continental photos.
Project officier Prof. Alim Rustem Aslan, Chief of Department of Aerospace Engineering, said that "The satellite is located 720 kilometres far from Earth. It will take pictures of world and will send them to the land station established by the team at ITU Plane and Space Sciences Faculty."
"Informations about the temperature, acceleration, etc. and other informations recorded by the satellite will be regularly sent to the station," he added.
Beside Turkish satellite, an Indian-made Oceansat-2, four German and one Swiss satellites also orbitted by PSLV rocket.Güncelleme Tarihi: 23 Eylül 2009, 11:43