Turkey's first Aviation, Space and Technology Festival in teknofest, excitement continues with the National Technological Breakthrough target. Before TEKNOFEST, which will be held in Gaziantep on September 24-27, TÜRKSAT Model Satellite Competition started. Locally designed model satellites were launched by rocket this year, unlike previous years. In the competition, where 18 teams from 149 different universities applied, teams that qualified for the finals displayed their skills at the Defense Industry Directorate's Salt Lake Facilities. The Minister of Industry and Technology Mustafa Varank and the Minister of Transport and Infrastructure, Adil Karaismailoğlu, who watched the contest on site, shared the excitement of the young people in the placement and firing of the rockets on the ramps.
scope TEKNOFEST, Industry and Technology Ministry and Turkey Technology Team Foundation (T3 Foundation) held in executive TURKSAT Model Satellite Competition, Industry and Technology Minister Mustafa Varank, Transport and Infrastructure Minister Adil Karaismailoğlu, Aksaray Governor Hamza Aydogdu, Transport and Infrastructure Deputy Minister Dr. Ömer Fatih Sayan and President of the Presidency Digital Transformation Office Dr. It was held with the participation of Ali Taha Koç.
THEORETICAL TRAININGS HAVE BEEN TURNED INTO FIELD WORK
The theoretical trainings received by the contestants turned into field work. Model satellites placed on the rocket were launched, counting backwards from 10.
149 TEAM APPLIED
Minister Varank stated that 3 teams, 146 domestic and 3 foreign teams, participated in the competition, which started with 149 teams this year. Stating that there are young people doing very successful works, Varank said, “We have a team from Zonguldak. This year it will send the real Turkish satellite into space. He is making his preparations. Of course we say; The most important investment is the investment made in young people, it is the investment made in the future. " said.
"WE WILL SPREAD THIS EXCITEMENT TO ALL ANATOLIA"
Reminding that TEKNOFEST took place with more than 1 million 700 thousand participants last year, Varank said, “We are promoting the domestic and national products we have developed within the scope of the national technology move. We are Turkey's National Technology moves on, not only producing technology, developed its own technology, producing efforts of the countries that we want to be owned by citizens. We will spread this excitement throughout Anatolia. " used the expressions.
Stating that the finals will be held from September 24, Varank said, “We will close on the 27th. On the last day, on the 27th, our President will give the awards of all our youth. " he spoke.
"OUR SATELLITE 5A WILL BE LAUNCHED ON 30 NOVEMBER"
Minister of Transport and Infrastructure, Karaismailoğlu, shared the development regarding TÜRKSAT and said, “We will receive our TÜRKSAT 5A communication satellite on October 2. Our satellite will be launched into space on 30 November. Our work continues." He spoke in the form.
FIRES THE ROCKET
Varank, who visited the stands of the finalists one by one, wished success to the contestants. On the other hand, Minister Varank also fired a rocket on which the model satellite was placed.
TEAMS PARTICIPATING IN THE COMPETITION
The names of the 24 teams participating in the Türksat Model Satellite Competition are as follows:
Zonguldak Bülent Ecevit University B-Dispate, Hacettepe University Cervos, Düzce University Dü-Sat, Erciyes University Eru Project Lab, TOBB University of Economics and Technology ETÜ-TEK 1A, Gaziantep University Gazi Model Satellite Team, Zonguldak Bülent Ecevit University Grizu-263, Gaziantep University Huginn, Istanbul Technical University ITU Apis R&D, Necmettin Erbakan University Kazgan, Karadeniz Technical University Maksat-4A, Düzce University Mekatek-1, Yıldız Technical University Nev-Feza, Samsun University Samsun Space Technologies, Bursa Technical University Saturn, Akdeniz University Sirius7A, Gebze Technical University Spatium, Sakarya University St Focount, Istanbul Gedik University Team Nameless, Hacettepe University Tharsis-3C, Necmettin Erbakan University TSI, Bursa Uludağ University Turkish Space Team, Karadeniz Technical University Ulak-3A and Fırat University UVCSAT.
WHAT IS A MODEL SATELLITE CONTEST?
TÜRKSAT Model Satellite Competition is a design-build-launch competition. It provides competitors with the opportunity to experience the process of designing a space / satellite system, from its launch to mission. The TURKSAT Model Satellite Competition is planned to reflect a space / satellite project on a small scale. It covers all aspects of a space / satellite project, from design to production and post-mission review. Competition; It is designed to reflect various aspects of real systems with features such as meeting telemetry and communication requirements, providing autonomous structure and developing a system that works between disciplines.
The TURKSAT Model Satellite Competition aims to provide undergraduate and graduate students with the opportunity to transform theoretical knowledge into practice and to gain interdisciplinary study skills. In addition, students share their experiences with other university teams; It is aimed to have the opportunity to communicate with institutions, companies, experts and engineers operating in the sector.