Türksat is the only communications satellite operator in Turkey.
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.
The launch of Turkey's Earth Observation Satellite Göktürk-2 is scheduled for 19 December 2012, 18:13 Turkey time.
A total of 17 satellite programs are expected to come into orbit from 2012 to 2020.
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.
M=6.0 earthquake, with its epicentre at Basyurt in Elazig province, killed 17 in eastern Turkey and many seem to be trapped under rubble.
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