Turkey obtained more than 10,000 data from the first “Turkish mini-satellite” it launched into space last year.
The space team at the Faculty of Engineering at Bulent Ecevit University in the Turkish state of Zonguldak has received more than 10,000 pieces of information from the Turkish mini-satellite “Grizu-263A” since its launch a year ago.
On January 13, the mini-Turkish satellite was launched into outer space by the “Falcon 9” missile of the American company “SpaceX” from a base in the United States.
The coordinator of the team, Bulent Akmekji, said in a statement to reporters that the satellite that was launched last year stabilized within 13 days after the launch.
He added: “Ensuring continuity of communication means that the satellite is qualified in work and design, and this is very important at this stage, and this makes us very happy.”
Ekmekji confirmed that they had achieved their goals regarding the satellite, adding, “The time has come for new satellites.”
He pointed out that the mini-satellite revolves 16 times around the Earth every day and passes over different geographical locations around the world.
The name of the Turkish mini-satellite is the names of the 263 miners who were killed in the “Kozlu” mine explosion in the Turkish state of Zonguldak on March 3, 1992.
The Turkish satellite “Grizu-263A” is the result of the efforts of a group of students from the Faculty of Engineering at “Bulent Ecevit” University in Zonguldak.
The launch cost of the miniature “Grizu-263A” satellite was 25 thousand euros, and its size is 5 x 5 x 5 centimeters. It is planned to operate in the field of communications for a period of 4 years and 8 months in low Earth orbit, which is about 525 km away.