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Turkey: Launch of new satellite within five years

Satellite image of snow in Turkey

Ensar Gul, chairman of Turksat Satellite Communications, announced the production and launch of national satellites to occur within a five years time-frame.

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Tue, 09/12/2014 - 08:38
latitude: 
38.9637
longitude: 
35.2433

World Humanitarian Summit 2016 to tackle humanitarian needs

The UN Secretary-General is organising the first large-scale global humanitarian summit, the World Humanitarian Summit, to be held in Istanbul

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Tue, 18/11/2014 - 08:57
latitude: 
41.0053
longitude: 
28.977

Turkey: New Geoportal launched

The city of Izmir, Turkey, as observed by RASAT in 2011

Turkey has launched Gezgin Geoportal, an online portal making available detailed imagery of the country from the Turkish RASAT satellite, as the Publishing Information

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39.9208
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Turkey set to launch national satellite programme

Ankara, Turkey as seen from the ISS

Following the successful launch of the 4B Satellite earlier in the year, Turkey is set to open a satellite manufacturing and testing center later this month at the Akinci Air Force Base in Ankara.

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Publishing Date: 
Tue, 05/08/2014 - 15:49
latitude: 
39.9208
longitude: 
32.8541

Türksat

Türksat is the only communications satellite operator in Turkey.

Turkey: RASAT satellite imagery will be made public

RASAT satellite was launched into space on 17 August 2011

The state scientific research institute of Turkey, TÜBITAK, has stated that the imagery received by Turkey’s RASAT satellite will be opened to the public through an online portal this year.

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Tue, 27/08/2013 - 09:25
latitude: 
38.9637
longitude: 
35.2433

Turkey to launch Earth Observation Satellite

The launch of Turkey's Earth Observation Satellite Göktürk-2 is scheduled for 19 December 2012, 18:13 Turkey time.

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Wed, 12/12/2012 - 16:05

Turkey - Expert Mission

Dates: 
Mon, 13/09/2010 - Sat, 18/09/2010
Advisory Mission Facts
Institutions visited: 
Main Hazards: 
Drought
Main Hazards: 
Earthquake
Mission details
<p>Taking advantage of the United Nations/ Turkey/ European Space Agency Workshop on &ldquo;Space Technology Applications for Socio-Economic Benefits&rdquo; which was conducted in Istanbul, UN-SPIDER carried out an Expert Mission to Ankara to discuss additional activities and efforts including the potential establishment of a Regional Support Office (RSO) by Turksat and the conduction of a UN-SPIDER regional workshop for Western Asia.</p>
Host Institution: 
Turksat
Mission Expert: 
Yusuf S. Hascicek, UN-SPIDER.
Mission Profile: 
<p>The mission included several meetings with high ranking officers from Turksat to discuss issues related to the potential RSO, with the Rector of Akdeniz University and with the Director General of Antalya TecknoPark regarding the organization of a Western-Asia Cooperation Meeting together with Akdeniz University.
Mission Outcome: 
<p>The mission allowed UN-SPIDER to strengthen its links with Turksat, with Akdeniz University and with Antalya TecknoPark. The mission also allowed UN-SPIDER to continue discussions on the proposal for Turksat to establish a Regional Support Office and for Turksat and Akdeniz University to co-organize with UN-SPIDER the tentative Western-Asia Cooperation Meeting.</p>

Turkey paves the way for large satellites plan

A total of 17 satellite programs are expected to come into orbit from 2012 to 2020.

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Tue, 31/01/2012 - 15:54
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39.9208
longitude: 
32.8541

Landslide in Turkey

Eleven people were killed when landslides caused by torrential rain razed several homes in a town in northeast Turkey, the state-run Anatolian news agency said on Friday.

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Name: 
LS Land slide
Region: 
TUR Turkey
Occurance Date: 
27/08/2010
latitude: 
41.9318
longitude: 
34.3082