The National Space Program, which has been awaited for years, was announced by President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan at the Presidential National Congress and Culture Center on February 9, 2021. In the National Space Program, announced under the leadership of the Ministry of Industry and Technology, projects such as the lunar mission, regional positioning and timing system, and space technologies development zone were launched.
Expressing that being an independent power in space is through access to space, President Erdoğan stated that the most important infrastructure in this field is to have a space business. As a result of these reasons, it announced its goal of providing access to space and establishing a space port operation, which was introduced as the 4th Goal. The geographical location of Turkey, a commercial spaceport to carry payloads in terms of profitability, indicating that according to company President Erdogan said that talks continue with the most suitable geography from the spaceport of friendly and allied countries.
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan's mission, "Let's launch our own satellite with our own rockets," will enable Turkey to launch the payloads of different countries at the Space Port, which will be established as a result of this goal. With this goal, Turkey will gain independence in access to space. kazanwill be able to generate commercial income. Although the location of the Space Port is not clear, President Erdoğan announced at the Launch that intensive work on this issue continues.
Micro Satellite Launch Facility and Space Port forecast use
President Erdogan, who previously participated in the broadcast by teleconference method during the Satellite Technologies Week, said that we have the goal of launching satellites with our own rockets from our country. Micro-satellite launch system (MUFS) and DeltaV Hybrid Probe Rocket are expected to launch micro-satellites under 100 kg at the facility, which is named as Micro Satellite Launching Facility. While micro and mini satellites, which are relatively lighter than large satellites, will be launched at this facility, I think heavy satellites / payloads will be launched into space within the scope of the Space Port. While the construction of the Micro Satellite Launch Facility (MUFT) was underway, the location and status information of the facility was not shared.
Lately, the growing bilateral relations with many countries Turkey said the Space Port for the appropriate geographic region with countries hosting potential friends and allies. The location information of the port planned to be built in the future and with which country the agreement will be made will become clear.