The news article that is in the PAS’19 Special Dossier published in the 72th issue of MSI Turkish Defence Review is now available on our website:
Roketsan – a long-term exhibitor at the event – chose PAS 2019 for the unveiling of its Micro Satellite Launch System (MSLS) and Navigation Solutions. The company also introduced different members of its munitions product family, together with models of the platforms aboard which they are used. Roketsan’s Stand-Off Ammunition (SOM), JSF-Compatible Stand-Off Ammunition (SOM-J) and TEBER Laser Guidance Kit were also on display, alongside a mock-up of the National Combat Aircraft.
The MSLS that will give Turkey independent access to space will be developed by Roketsan under a contract signed between the Presidency of Defence Industries (SSB) and Roketsan in 2018. Once the MSLS Development Project has been completed, Turkey will have the ability to launch satellites of up to 100 kg weight into low earth orbit at a minimum altitude of 400 kilometres. In addition to the development of the Micro-Satellite Launch Vehicle, Roketsan will also establish testing and production facilities and a launch base.
Roketsan has been indigenously developing and manufacturing inertial sensors and multi-system global positioning system (GPS) receivers for more than 20 years as part of its navigation systems studies. The company’s design and production efforts, which began at a sensor level, have led to the development of products with the necessary performance at the Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) and Inertial Navigation System (INS) level, resulting eventually in serial production after qualification following successful ground and flight tests.