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SkyMan1958
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posted 12-20-2012 12:28 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SkyMan1958   Click Here to Email SkyMan1958     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The Turkish GÖKTÜRK-2 Earth Observation Satellite (EOS), made mainly in Turkey but with an optical imager provided by South Korea, was safely launched yesterday into an ~ 700 kilometers high orbit.

The satellite was launched aboard a Chinese Long March 2D vehicle operated from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in Gansu Province. The satellite has since sent signals to a ground station in northern Norway.

Ground resolution for the imager is 2.5 meters.

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