The Grizu-263A pocket satellite, which was developed by the Grizu-263 Space Team who are students of Zonguldak Bulent Ecevit University. It is the first pocketcube satellite developed in Turkey and it will be launched into space on January 13, 2022 at 15:30 (UTC).
The satellite was scheduled to be launched from Cape Canaveral Launch Base in the United States at 6:25 PM Turkey time (3:25 PM UTC). As the Mars on Earth Project community, we are also eagerly awaiting for the launch of the satellite to be carried into orbit by the SpaceX Falcon9 rocket.
The hard work carried out with a young and dynamic team led by Prof. Dr. Bulent Ekmekci, faculty member at the Faculty of Engineering at Zonguldak Bulent Ecevit University, will see the results of all their work tomorrow.
Grizu-263A satellite, 5x5x5 cm in size, will serve in Low Earth Orbit (LEO) for 4 years and 8 months. This period is called the useful life of the satellite, but it may remain in orbit longer.
On the other hand, the satellite, in addition to its scientific useful loads, will also host an important spirituality. The names of the miners who lost their lives in the firedamp explosion in a coal mine in Zonguldak on March 3, 1992 will also be carried to the infinity of space as a sign of respect.
Additionally, a very important name who supported this mission all the time when he was alive A.Tahir Dengiz’s (founder of Turkish Amateur Satellite Technologies Organisation-AMSAT-TR) name is also engraved into satellite firmware.
Congratulations to the young team members, some of whom are Mars On Earth Project volunteers today, where we worked together during all research, implementation and training stages. We also would like to thank them for honoring us by mentioning our names and our projects at every opportunity.
Good luck with your efforts, Grizu-263 Space Team, may your success always be clear.
Grizu-263A Communication: LORA System
Grizu-263A Decoder Software: Download
Grizu-263A Frequency: 435.675 MHz
- Cagla Aytac Dursun
- Muzaffer Duysal
- Serdar Dogan
- Cagrı Karaduman
- Kerim Uslu
- Feyzullah Hasar
- Ozgur Tuzcu
- Muhammet Emin Kurt
- Cem Zorlu
- Huseyin Sertkaya
Ground Station Team
- Mahmut Egrioz
- Durali Atilgan