At SAHA EXPO 2022 held in Istanbul Expo Center, TAI General Manager Temel Kotil announced that TUSAŞ has a project in the field of microsatellite. Basic Cotil; In his statement at the SAHA EXPO Defense and Aerospace Fair, he stated that the microsatellites within the scope of the project will be carried into orbit with the Micro Satellite Launch System (MUFS) developed by ROKETSAN.
In the road map of Turkey's satellites published at the fair, it was stated that 2023 micro-satellites and 3 Small-GEO satellite developed by TAI will be launched into orbit in 1. In addition, it is seen on the road map that the launch date of the GÖKTÜRK-1Y satellite is planned as 2026 and the launch date of the GÖKTÜRK-3, which will be the SAR satellite, is 2028.
ROKETSAN Micro Satellite Launch System (MUFS)
The Probe Rocket, which is planned to be launched in 2023, is planned to be a platform where Micro Satellite Launch Vehicle (MUFA) technologies will be tested, capable of lifting 300 kilograms of payload above an altitude of 100 kilometers. On the other hand, work has been accelerated for a MUFA configuration with a higher capacity (payload and/or orbital altitude) in which the first stage of the MUFA is supported by side engines.
When the MUFS project carried out at Roketsan's Satellite Launch Space Systems and Advanced Technologies Research Center is completed, micro-satellites of 100 kilograms or less will be able to be placed in Low Earth Orbit with a height of at least 400 kilometers. For this, the date 2026 is foreseen. With the micro-satellite that is aimed to be launched, Turkey will have the capability of launching, testing, manufacturing infrastructure and establishing a base, which only a few countries in the world have.
Using technologies that make up the most important components of Space Launch Systems:
- Solid Fuel Rocket Engine with Thrust Vector Control,
- Aerodynamic hybrid control driven by electromechanical control propulsion system together with Thrust Vector Control,
- Multiple ignitions in space with the Liquid Fuel Rocket Engine with Thrust Vector Control,
- Precise orientation control in space environment,
- Inertial Precision Navigation with spindle sensors and national Global Positioning System Receiver,
- Capsule separation in space,
- Various structural and chemical materials and advanced processing techniques have been validated.
In addition, during the said trials, scientific loads such as Star Traces and Radiation Meter were transported to the space environment as the payload of probe rockets, space history was gained and scientific data were collected.
According to the information received from a ROKETSAN official; It was stated that among the technologies planned to be developed in the side-engined MUFA, technology development studies will be carried out for the recovery of liquid fueled side engines in a similar way to SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket.
Günceleme: 02/11/2022 14:14