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Turkish satellite completes 8th year in orbit

16 August 2019

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Turkey's first national earth observation satellite, named Rasat, completed its 8th year in orbit.

The satellite, with design life of 3 years, scanned 15 million square kilometers and shot more than 2,800 images in 8 years, head of Space Technologies Research Institute of Turkey's Scientific and Technological Research Council (TÜBİTAK) told Anadolu Agency.

Source: Hürriyet Daily News

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