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RASAT

NSSDCA/COSPAR ID: 2011-044D

Description

RASAT, an Earth Observation satellite, was launched from Yasny on 17 August 2011 at 07:12 UT by a Dnepr rocket. The satellite weighed 93 kg and was the first Earth observation satellite designed and built in Turkey. It is intended to replace the BILSAT 1 satellite which ceased operations in 2006.

RASAT carries a multispectral imager with a resolution of 15 m and a panchromatic imager with a resolution of 7.5 m. RASAT is designed for a three-year life in space. Its primary objectives are to advance Turkish space technology and know-how and observe natural and manmade disasters, monitor coastline changes and pollution, detect illegal settlements and urban land changes, and update existing maps.

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    Facts in Brief

    Launch Date: 2011-08-17
    Launch Vehicle: Dnepr
    Launch Site: Yasni, Russia
    Mass: 93 kg

    Funding Agency

    • Unknown Turkey

    Discipline

    • Earth Science

    Additional Information

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

     

    Personnel

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