President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan introduced the National Space Program, which includes the 10-year vision, strategy, goals and projects of Turkey in space, which was heralded within the scope of the National Technology Move. Speaking at the meeting where 10 Space goals were announced, President Erdoğan stated as follows: "Our primary goal is to make the first contact with the Moon in the 100th anniversary of the Republic."
Speaking at the meeting held at the Presidential National Congress and Cultural Center, Erdoğan announced the 10-Year National Space Plan.
President Erdoğan announced that the primary goal of the National Space Program is to make the first contact with the Moon in the 100th anniversary of the Republic.
President Erdogan stated as follows in his speech: "Hopefully we're going to the moon. We will complete this goal in 2 stages. At the end of 2023, a rough landing would be made on the Moon with our hybrid rocket. At the second stage in 2028, the initial launching will be made using our own national rockets. The Moon program, for which we have started preparations, will serve as a leverage. It will form a basis for many areas including artificial intelligence. I wholeheartedly believe that Turkish engineers will successfully accomplish this task."
"Our Second Goal is to create a trademark on the new-generation satellite development that will compete with the world."
Expressing that works will be strengthened under a single national company, President Erdoğan said that the country would gather satellite production activities under a single authority. "We plan to gain a higher share from the world satellite market," President Erdogan said.
"Our Third Goal is to develop a regional positioning and timing system belonging to Turkey"
Erdoğan: "Our third goal within the National Space Program is to develop a regional positioning and timing system belonging to Turkey"
"Our Fourth Goal is to provide access to space and establish a spaceport business"
Stating that the way to be an independent power in space is through access, President Erdoğan continued his speech as follows: “We will have a spaceport business. We are planning to establish our spaceport with allied countries in the most suitable geographies."
President Erdoğan stated that the fifth goal is to increase our competence in space by investing in the field which is called space weather or meteorology.
"Our Sixth Goal is to bring Turkey to a higher level in astronomical observations and tracking of space objects"
Stating that there are infrastructures in this regard, President Erdoğan said; "Our scientists will be able to work with the radio telescopes we will bring to our country"
"Our Seventh Goal is to further develop the economy of the country's space industry in our country"
Stating that an ecosystem will be created that will enable the successes achieved in the defense industry to be carried to the space field, President Erdoğan emphasized that successes will be achieved in a short time.
"Our Eighth Goal is to establish a space technology development region"
President Erdogan: "We will establish a region in Turkey with all sub-components of space technologies. We will support companies that will invest."
"Our Ninth Goal is to develop effective and competent human resources in the field of space"
Pointing out that the ninth goal is to develop human resources in the space field, President Erdoğan explained as follows: "The indispensable element of space travel is also human. We will do whatever it takes to raise space awareness in our society including children, young people, researchers, scientists, entrepreneurs, technicians, engineers and others."
"Our Tenth Goal is to send a Turkish citizen to space."
Stating that the final goal is to send a Turkish citizen to space, President Erdoğan continued as follows: "I have no doubt that Turkey will achieve this revolution and take its place as a strong actor in the space race."
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