Minister of Industry and Technology Mustafa Varank“Turkey is a space country, our country is a very important capabilities developed in space applications. We, our National Space Program, developed by the Turkish Space Agency, have coordinated the ability to bring together,” he said.
Nazir Varank; “By successfully completing the first phase of our lunar mission, the most important mission of our National Space Program, in 2023, we want to make our first contact with the Moon by launching our own national and original rocket with our own national and own rockets. We hope to send our original spacecraft and star flag to the moon.” .
According to the Ministry; At Delta V’s Istanbul facility, a meeting was held to develop a national and original hybrid rocket for an unmanned vehicle to be sent to the moon. Minister Varank, as well as Deputy Minister of Industry and Technology Mehmet Fatih Kacar, Turkish Space Agency President Serdar Huseyin Yildirim, TUBITAK Space Technology Research Institute (SPACE) President Mesut Cennet and Delta V Space Technology Director General Arif Karabeyoglu attended. The meeting was briefed on the activities of the Varanka Delta V and discussed the current conceptual design and technical characteristics of the unmanned spacecraft, which is scheduled to land hard on the Moon in 2023.
“Turkey is a country in space”
After the meeting, Minister Varank inspected the Delta V facility in Pendik, was accompanied by BAYKAR Technical Manager Selcuk Bayraktar and Pendik Mayor Ahmet Jin. After the review, Varank said in a statement, February 9, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Turkey and around the world ‘National Space Program announced. “Turkey is a space country, our country is a very important ability to develop in space applications. We also use these skills in the National Space Program, developed by the Turkish Space Agency, in full,” he said, noting that the National Space Program aims to transport the Turkish space league and increase its share of the developing space economy. We have set important goals in coordination, “he said.
“We will make a hard landing on the moon”
“We have a two-stage goal in the lunar mission in 2023 and 2028. We want to connect to the moon for the first time in 2023. Our own national and original technologies. Here we first enter the world orbit with international cooperation. We will launch the first launch, but we will launch our own national and original rocket into orbit and bring our spacecraft to the moon, “he said. he said. Stating that Delta V has developed national and original hybrid engine technology, one of the most important pillars of the lunar mission, Varank said the company was founded in 2016 and has been working on access to space since 2017.
“We plan to send our crescent and star flag to the moon”
This summer, Varank said the company would launch a rocket that would cross the ground, he said:
“We expect Delta V to develop engines that will make our launch in space, especially on the lunar mission. In this sense, we have brought TUBITAK UZAY and Delta V together. We have been working for several months now. We have listened to our company’s capabilities in these facilities. We listened to the future plans of Delta V, especially the new hybrid rocket technology in the world. We want to successfully complete the first contacts. We want to achieve this by launching our own national and original rocket to the Moon and our national and original spacecraft and sending our crescent and star flag to the moon. we do. “
“They are unaware of the work of the state”
Recalling the criticism of the Turkish Space Agency (SUA) budget after the announcement of the National Space Program, Varank said, “Both are critics of the project, both unaware of the work of the state and the state itself.” he said. Stressing that the TUA budget is related to its organizational structure and operational needs, Varank said, “In addition, a budget is already being transferred from other institutions, especially in terms of R&D. In addition, the companies that will implement this project, ie Delta V or TUBITAK UZAY There are projects, there are mature human resources, “he said.
“There is no budget deficit”
“TUA also has other budget sources. TUBITAK UZAY currently produces the IMECE satellite, which is a project worth more than $ 70 million. SPACE is working on a budget of more than $ 200 million,” Varank said, adding that they will formulate a budget for the lunar mission project. Therefore, we do not have a budget problem here. We should not confuse the project budget with the R&D budget and the budget for the daily needs of the organization, “he said.