Turkish Space Agency: Tests of Orbiter Underway

Turkish Space Agency (TUA) Space Sciences Department Head Prof. Dr. İbrahim Küçük made statements about Turkey’s space studies at a symposium. Küçük stated that the first of the country’s space goals is to go to the Moon. He also shared important information about the vehicle that will reach the lunar orbit.

Educational Sciences Schools; October 4-10 Space Week in an online manner ‘one. ‘Online Space Symposium’ organized. Speaker at the symposium Turkish Space Agency (TUA) Head of Space Sciences Department Prof. Dr. Ibrahim Small, talked about what Turkey has done in the field of space studies.

In his speech “In February this year, President Erdoğan himself introduced the National Space Program. He set 10 goals. “ Küçük stated that the first of these goals is moon mission said that.

TUA continues to work in accordance with the rules set by the United Nations.

Turkey Moon mission

Considering the small, civil and military in producing and sending satellites, TUA’s space and related activities in Turkey are considered. civilian stated that he was on his side. Küçük also talked about TUA’s work, United Nationsof space determined by (UN) peaceful useHe also underlined that he aims to continue within the framework of the decisions regarding the

Small, “So there are telescopes consisting of a lens and separate systems. However, Erciyes University Observatory and Atatürk University Eastern Anatolia Observatory are different from the others. We have a satellite dish and a radio telescope at Erciyes University. On the other hand, Eastern Anatolia Observatory is newly established. It has a mirror diameter of 4 meters. “We’re going to have a telescope. So this is almost the biggest telescope in Europe.” He emphasized that observations are made in the optical region in observatories.

Noting that space activities in Turkey are mostly dependent on universities, Küçük said that the first Kandilli Observatoryin 1935 following Istanbul University Observatory, 1963’te Ankara University Observatory, 1965’te Ege University Observatory, 1991’of Çukurova University UZAYMER, 1997’of TUBITAK National Observatory, 2002’of ÇOMÜ Ulupınar Astrophysical Observatory, 2009’s Erciyes University Observatory, 2012’of İnönü University Observatory, 2015’te Adıyaman University Observatory and finally in 2019 Ataturk University Eastern Anatolia ObservatoryHe mentioned the establishment of

“Test studies are carried out on the vehicle that will reach the lunar orbit”


Regarding current space activities and targets, Küçük, “We need to reach the Moon. Let’s reach the Moon somehow and then land a vehicle there. We aim to reach the Moon. We aim to send a Turkish astronaut to the International Space Station. We are currently trying to improve our launch capability. Very important breakthroughs are being made in this regard. For example, at the moment, test studies are being carried out on the vehicle that will go to the Moon or the vehicle that will reach the lunar orbit.” he said.

Small, started at the end of 2014 TURKSAT 6A satellite project in connection with his work “There are 20 band transmitters on our satellite. Thanks to these transmitters, you will be able to receive television broadcasts. 16 of them are original and 4 of them are spare. TÜRKSAT 6A has a service life of 15 years. In addition, the satellite will have 16 years of fuel. In this way, if the satellite reaches its service life, It will be able to continue its mission for 1 more year if it is still in operation. A satellite of over 4 tons. The largest satellite ever built in Turkey was GÖKTÜRK-2. However, it was 400 kilograms. TÜRKSAT 6A is 10 times larger than it. A large part of it is fuel.” said.

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