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14 January 2022, 09:01

Turkiye's mini satellite Grizu-263A launched into space

Photo: aa.com.tr
Photo: aa.com.tr

CAPE CANAVERA, 14January (BelTA - Anadolu Agensy). - Turkiye's first mini satellite, Grizu-263A, designed by the Grizu-263 Space Team, was launched into space Thursday on SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket.

The successful launch took place in Cape Canaveral, Florida.

Established in 2016 by the Engineering Faculty of Zonguldak Bulent Ecevit University students in the Black Sea province of Zonguldak, Grizu-263 aims to work on space and satellite technologies and participate in international competitions.

The team was named after a firedamp explosion that killed 263 miners in the Kozlu district in 1992. The Turkish word for firedamp is grizu.

The satellite is designed to operate in a low earth orbit of roughly 525 kilometers for four years and eight months.

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