Turkish Space Agency; Due to the 9st year of the National Space Program announced on February 2021, 1, he conveyed new developments about the Lunar Research Program (AYAP-1 / Lunar Mission) on his official social media accounts. TUA; In the shared content, “Work continues in coordination with TÜBİTAK Space and DeltaV for the 'Moon Research Program' project in the National Space Program.” made statements.
Developed by TÜBİTAK Space, the spacecraft that will make a hard landing on the moon; It was reported that the stages of Mission design, Operation concept, Orbits design and Mission analyzes were completed. The detailed design of the spacecraft in accordance with the system architecture continues. It has been stated that the design activities of the spacecraft continue in the statement given by the Minister of Industry and Technology Mustafa Varank in the Criterion magazine and in the interview given by TUA President Serdar Hüseyin Yıldırım at the GUHEM Exhibition.
DeltaV Space Technologies; AYAP-1 is developing the hybrid propulsion system that will carry the spacecraft developed by TUBITAK Space to the moon. The preliminary design process of the system called the National Hybrid Propulsion System (HIS), the production of the first flight-scale test prototype and the production of the system that will perform the flight-scale ground tests were carried out. TUA; He stated that the test of the first flight-scale HIS will be held in March 2022. According to the mission concept of AYAP-1, the spacecraft will first be transported to space with a launcher. Then the spacecraft; After performing phases such as system initialization, roll damping and BBQ mode, it will perform orbital tests. After tests in Earth orbit, DeltaV's hybrid engine will fire to enter lunar orbit.
TUA President Serdar Hüseyin Yıldırım; Stating that they continue to integrate the hybrid rocket engine developed by DeltaV Space Technologies into space, he said, “This is a program that will make a technological leap. Now, of course, getting to the Moon is not as easy a task as it is said and thought. We are working on it. At the moment, I can happily say that we, as TUA, assigned the TUBITAK Space Institute, which is in the production phase of the unmanned vehicle that will take us to the Moon in 2 years. Their design work has already begun. It is about to be completed and will be put into production within this year. Its engine was again made by a 100% domestic hybrid rocket engine, Delta V. This is already ready, only the work of integrating and adapting it into space continues. The tests continue, we are ready for this, but it is still a difficult journey.” made statements.
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