Türkiye actively masters space

Türkiye actively carries out scientific research and development in the space sphere.

The beginning of the “space path” of Turkey was laid in the 90s, when the country laid the foundations for the development of Earth observation satellites.

in 2001-2003. With state support in the country, a number of studies were conducted in this area.

In 2018, the Turkish Space Agency (TUA) was established, after which space studies became one of the priority areas of state policy.

In 2021, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced the space program of Turkey. The Turkish astronaut of Alper Geezeravja, as part of this program on January 19, 2024, went to the ISS as part of the AX-3 mission, the Turkish astronaut Alper Geezeravja. Alpere Goseravji will conduct 13 scientific experiments at the International Space Station within 14 days of his stay in space.

The next purpose of Turkey is the implementation of the “Lunar Project”. Work in this area is under the auspices of the Ministry of Industry and Technology of Turkey. Turkey plans to send the first spacecraft of its own development to the moon in 2026.

The study of Turkey in the space area includes the implementation of a number of projects for the development of satellites and missiles.

bilsat: The first Turkish companion of remote sounding Bilsat. The device was brought to orbit in 2003. As part of the Bilsat project, ground stations and laboratories for the development and testing of satellites were created at the Tübi̇tak Uzay facilities. A multi -lane camera (çoban) and the cost processing fee in real time (Gezgin) were developed using domestic resources. This equipment has become the first “space” products developed and manufactured in Turkey.

Rasat satellite was the first satellite of observation of the land of Turkish production. The development of Rasat began in 2004 with state support. Thanks to the Rasat satellite, Türkiye was one of the leading countries in the field of satellite technology. Rasat was completely designed and produced in Turkey by Turkish engineers. The device was launched in 2011.

Göktürk 2 satellite was developed by Tusaş and Tübitak Uzay to meet the needs of the Turkish Air Force for high resolution satellites. The work on its creation is covered by the period of 2007-2012. Thanks to the launch of the satellite in December 2012, Turkey became one of the 16 countries with the possibilities of creating a high -resolution satellite with high resources.

Göktürk 1 satellite, created to meet the needs of the Turkish Armed Forces in satellite images, was launched into space in 2016.

Satellites Turksat

Türksat satellites also plays an important role in space research conducted by Turkey. In 2008, the Türksat 3a modification was sent to space, Türksat 4a was launched in 2014, and Türksat 4B in 2015. The launch of satellites Türksat 5A and Türksat 5B was carried out in 2021.

with the launch of the IMEce satellite, Turkey has become a country that has the opportunity to design and produce all subsystems of the Earth and Earth Station Survival Survival Settings.