The objectives of GOKTURK-1 Program is; to procure a satellite with a E/O payload in order to provide high resolution images from any location in the world for both military and civilian purposes such as forest control, illegal construction, crop management and casualty assessment after natural disasters and to establish an Assembly Integration and Test Center for testing and integrating all type of satellites up to 5 tons in weight.
The contract was signed by the Ministry of National Defense Undersecretariat of Defense Industries, between TELESPAZIO on 13th July 2009.
Under the TELESPAZIO Prime Conractorship, TAI is performing direct participation to specific work packages in France and Italy. TAI is also manufacturing in house some components for the GOKTURK-1 Satellite.
With the GOKTURK-1 Project, not only the national capabilities and resources for the Space systems (such as new technologies, experienced manpower and possession of infrastructure) will be developed however the inland manufactured further National Satellites will also benefit from the Satellite Assembly Integration Test Center of which they have already planned.