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December 06, 2016
Arianespace's Vega scores its eighth success in orbiting Gokturk-1 for Turkey
Kourou, French Guiana (ESA) Dec 06, 2016
The Vega lightweight launcher continued its track record of success, lofting the Gokturk-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. Gokturk-1 into a Sun-synchronous orbit at an altitude of approximately 700 km. During the initial phase of this missio ... read more

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