BackForward Satellite Programme: BILTEN Satellte 

Programme details
Programme description
  • Single-satellite programme for land observation.
  • Turkish programme: TÜBITAK-UZAY (at the time TÜBITAK-BILTEN) responsible of development and operations.
  • The platform is actively stabilised over 3 axes.
  • The design life time is 5 years.
  • The satellite exploits sunsynchronous orbits around 10:30, consistent with the Disaster Monitoring Constellation.
  • See detailed descriptions at and
Data circulation
  • Data stored onboard and transmitted to the  TÜBITAK-UZAY premises in Ankara.
  • Data circulating within the Disaster Monitoring Constellation consortium in free and fast fashion.  Open access granted.
Programme lifetime 2003 - 2006
Associated satellites and instruments

Note: red tag => no longer operational , green tag => operational , blue tag => planned