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Turkish Space Program Planned to be Announced at the End of the Year

by MSI

Serdar Yıldırım, President of Turkish Space Agency (TUA) made important statements in the 5th Global Satellite and Space Show’s first webinar on 1 September.

Speaking at the session on the topic of Turkish Space Agency and It’s Strategy, Yıldırım announced that Turkish Space Program, which is currently being prepared, is aimed to be completed until the end of the year. Yıldırım added that the program, including the vision and strategy of TUA, will be announced by President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, after it has been completed.

Yıldırım also announced that the construction of the Eastern Anatolian Observatory (DAG), a deep space observatory with a mirror diameter of 4 metres, is planned to be completed by the end of 2021.

Following the first webinar, the following sessions were held on the first day of the 5th Global Satellite and Space Show, which will last two days:

  • Space and Satellite Technologies for National Security
  • The Historical Opportunities for Satellite Operators
  • Revolution of Inflight Mobility

In addition, at the first keynote session of the event; Dr. Joel B. Mozer, the Chief Scientist of the US Space Force and Major Aaron Celaya, Artificial Intelligence Liaison to AFWIC and Deputy Branch Chief of US Space Force, explained the United States Space Forces’ science and technology vision.

On the second day of the 5th Global Satellite and Space Show, Cenk Şen, General Manager of Türksat and Dmitry Loskutov, CEO of Glavkosmos had a keynote session on the topic of ‘Russian Space Industry: Priorities, Perspectives and Opportunities for Cooperation’

Other sessions held in the second day of the event were:

  • The Near Future of Teleports and Big Data
  • Turksat 5A and Opportunities
  • Best Discipline to Manufacture a Satellite
  • Model Satellite Competition and TEKNOFEST

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