ITU - CSCRS, Turkey's first satellite ground station



    Remote sensing and satellite communications issues in technological projects conducted the first center in Turkey



    GREATEST can directly download data from different satellites and satellite image archive with a single center in Turkey

ITU - Satellite Communication and Remote Sensing Center

ITU UHUZAM is one of the rare university centers in the world that has a satellite ground station. In Turkey is the first satellite ground station. In addition, it is the first center to carry out technological projects on remote sensing and satellite communication.

Image Coverage

ITU UHUZAM has 2.4m and 4.6m diameter VSAT antennas to receive data from Ku band communication satellites, 13 m diameter remote sensing antenna and up to 3000 km diameter coverage area with X-band remote sensing satellites reception capabilities (From Sweden in the north to Sudan in the south from England in the west to Kazakhstan in the east).

ITU CSCRS from mid-2002 to present satellite remote sensing, high and very high resolution data acquisition performs CSCRS APPL-R has Turkey's largest satellite image archive. In ITU CSCRS archive, Radarsat 1 for the period 2002-2012, ERS-2 for the 2002-2005 period, NOAA 14,15,16,17, Spot 2 for the 2002-2009 period and Spot 4 for the 2002-2013 period, from 2009 There are images of Spot 5 satellite today and Spot 6 satellite from 2011 to the present. Telemetry agreements for Spot 7 and Pleiades 1A & 1B satellites have been concluded and image archiving has been started since March 2014.


With the management staff of our center, the advisory board and the experienced master / doctorate educated staff in remote sensing, image processing, geographical information system, satellite communication, system and network, working on a permanent / contract basis:

- Receiving data from remote sensing satellites with a spatial resolution of 0.5 - 10 m and processing satellite images at different levels,

- Delivery of processed images or value-added products to national / international users via satellite links and fiber internet,

- It operates in the fields of remote sensing and computer technologies, organizing and conducting national-international research and application projects and training programs.