Local industrial partners include TAI A.S., Aselsan A.S., Tubitak BILGEM, Roketsan A.S.. The Turkish industry has been involved in the system design and development, as well as in the supply of certain Göktürk-1 system components. Turkish industry was involved in the design and development phase of the system and in the supply of certain subsystems.
In particular, local partners contribute to the creation of the Data Acquisition Station, the Satellite Integration Centre, and the acquisition programming systems for processing and storing the images.The European Space Agency’s VEGA launcher, built in Italy by ELV, formed by AVIO (70%) and the Italian Space Agency (30%), was selected for the launch of GÖKTÜRK-1. The satellite was launched on 5 December 2016 by Arianespace from the European spaceport in Kourou, in French Guiana.