langue en ARIANESPACE - 05/12/2016

Arianespaces Vega scores its eighth success in orbiting GÖKTÜRK-1 for Turkey

The Vega lightweight launcher continued its track record of success today, lofting the GÖKTÜRK-1 Earth observation spacecraft from the Spaceport on a mission that adds another operator to those entrusting their initial payloads for launch by Arianespace.

Departing from the French Guiana launch site at the exact liftoff time of 10:51:44 a.m. local time, Vega delivered the 1,060-kg. GÖKTÜRK-1 into a Sun-synchronous orbit at an altitude of approximately 700 km.