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Bilsat 1



Bilsat 1 is a Turkish DMC (multinational Diaster Monitoring Constellation) satellite that was launched by a Kosmos 3M rocket at 06:12 UT on 27 September 2003 from Plesetsk Cosmodrome. The 130 kg satellite carries five imaging cameras to monitor natural disasters at a resolution of 26 m in color by four cameras (operating in red, green, blue, and infrared colors) and another at 4-m resolution in black-and-white. The DMC is run by an organization of seven countries (UK, Algeria, China, Nigeria, Thailand, Turkey, and Vietnam) with the satelllites built at Surrey, UK. BILSAT 1 will also help in agriculture and urban planing.

Alternate Names

  • 27943
  • Bilsat1

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2003-09-27
Launch Vehicle: Kosmos-3M
Launch Site: Plesetsk, Russia

Funding Agency

  • Unknown (Turkey)


  • Other

Additional Information

Questions and comments about this spacecraft can be directed to: Coordinated Request and User Support Office

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