Danuri will use six different instruments, including a highly sensitive camera provided by NASA, to conduct research, including investigating the lunar surface to identify potential landing sites.
Pocket satellite Grizu-263A, designed by a group of young Turkish scientists, is expected to operate in a low earth orbit of roughly 525 kilometres for about five years.
Upgraded satellite will be operable for 35 years and will serve not only Turkiye but also countries in Africa, Asia and Europe.
This is the third crewed flight to be launched into orbit under NASA’s fledgling public-private partnership with SpaceX, this time with two Americans, one French and one Japanese astronaut.
Falcon 9 rocket cargo includes 133 commercial and government spacecraft as well as 10 SpaceX satellites deployed under a "rideshare" programme.
Turkey launched its Turksat 5A satellite, from a SpaceX base in US, as it aims to provide TV broadcasting and communication services across three continents.
Musk believes humanity needs to leave Earth to ensure the survival of our species in the case of catastrophe or disaster.
One small step for man and one giant leap for the commercial space industry.
Crew Dragon capsule carrying NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley docked with International Space Station in just 19 hours, a day after a Falcon 9 rocket blasted off from Kennedy Space Center with the spacecraft.
Elon Musk’s company came within 17 minutes Wednesday of launching a pair of NASA astronauts for the first time in nearly a decade from the US, before the threat of lightning forced a delay.
With thunderstorms threatening a delay, two NASA astronauts climbed aboard a SpaceX rocket ship Wednesday for liftoff on a history-making flight that was seen as a giant leap forward for the booming business of commercial space travel.
Two NASA astronauts gearing up to ride SpaceX's new space taxi will now be on a mission planned to last more than a month, instead of a week, to help the short-handed crew aboard the ISS, the US space agency said.
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