BILSAT-1 was the first indigenous satellite of Turkey. The SSTL Training Programme focused on developing skills to build up the national space capacity and encourage the Turkish space industry to become fully sustainable in the future. It covered all aspects of satellite life-cycle and provided a unique combination of formal and hands-on training to ensure full capability transfer.
The engineering model of the satellite was built and tested by the Customer team and was delivered to TÜBİTAK-UZAY, this provided a baseline model for future Turkish satellites (e.g. RASAT utilised the BILSAT-1 design).