Fog blankets Seydisehir town as two hikers are seen on the top of Kupe mountain in Konya, Turkey on December 25, 2015.
TECHNOLOGY, TURKEY2011 08 17
First Turkish observation satellite launched
Turkey’s first national earth observation satellite, RASAT, has been sent to space.
RASAT was launched to space at 10:12 (07:12 GMT) on Wednesday from Russia’s Yasny Base near the border with Kazakhstan. The satellite reached in orbit 687 kilometers away from the Earth 16 minutes after the launch.
RASAT is a microsatellite imaging mission of TUBITAK-UZAY (Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey - Space Technologies Research Institute). The project was funded by the State Planning Office.
First signals from the first Turkish-made satellite were received at TUBITAK offices in Ankara, the Turkish capital, at 11:50 (08:50 GMT).
A man takes a selfie as water sprayed meters into the air, freezing to form icicles after the freezing cold in the neighborhood of Muradiye led to the explosion of a water pipeline at the Sarimehmet Dam in Van, Turkey on December 25, 2015.
A man walks on snow passing by trees of which the branches got frozen Bitlis province of Turkey on December 22, 2015.
Two women take selfies inside a snow globe during the introduction of "Erzurum Winterfest" at Genclik Park in Ankara, Turkey on December 16, 2015.
Winner of the 2015 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, Prof. Dr. Aziz Sancar lays red carnations at Ataturk's mausoleum, Anitkabir in Ankara, Turkey on December 15, 2015.
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