President of the Turkish Space Agency (TUE) Serdar Huseyin Yildirim“If you ask what an astronaut will look like, he is already going back and forth from the International Space Station. We plan to join this program and send a Turkish man to the International Space Station. Therefore, we will not take it. We do not have such an ability,” he said. “We have announced a program for the first 10 years, ie the 2030 final. The program will start in a few years. Maybe there will be flights. Human flights are very risky. There are very serious risks. Turkey is not ready for that yet,” Simsek said.
Turkish Space Agency (TUA) leader Serdar Huseyin Yildirim, said in a statement to the program, there are disagreements on some issues, he said.
Saying that the target of 2028, Ay Yıldırım can make a soft landing with the locals and national capabilities, “By the end of 2028, we will bring the technology in Turkey to the highest possible level of our domestic national resources. Use them to make a soft landing on the moon. Of course, “They are unmanned, there are no people at this time. A vehicle that travels to the moon, a vehicle that travels to the moon, to conduct scientific research there, “This is our ultimate goal. Until the end of 2028. It consists of such a long chain in explaining this goal.”
Yıldırım said that there are many connections in this chain, he said:
“This chain has many connections. The first is to take our spacecraft from Earth to Earth orbit. The second is to ignite our rocket engine. The third zone is achieved by accelerating to an orbit towards the Moon. It is taken after the ignition. It will cover 390,000 kilometers and last 3 days. Stage 4 is the entry into the orbit of the Moon. Stage 5 is a gentle descent to the Moon. Rover is a descent to the Moon.
Stating that this program will pose a great risk when it is done in 2028 without being tested for the first time, Yıldırım said, “The probability of non-implementation will increase. When there is stuttering, the program will fail. Therefore, we want to put some intermediate tasks in 2023 to test some people. “he said.
“We will not be able to acquire such skills until 2023”
President Yıldırım said that it will not be possible to go into orbit close to space by local vehicles in the 2023 lunar landing program:
“Because they will not be able to gain a capability until 2023. They do not have the ability to bring Turkey into its immediate orbit. Maybe 2023, maybe not 2025. We aim to do this later. By doing so, we will be able to launch our vehicle into near-orbit, such as sending a satellite into orbit.
Our own rocket engine, which is now largely ready. I also took part in the tests, it was started. Static flames were made. He will soon be ready for space. We will sail to the moon by firing this engine in space. A 3-day expedition will take place. During this expedition, our spacecraft will be controlled from the ground. When it reaches the moon, it will be directed to a sharp descent without entering the lunar orbit. We can explain this as follows. This can be thought of as landing on a plane without opening the gears.
The vehicle will be damaged and broken. Deliberately hard landing. By doing this for the first time, we will manage the process up to that stage. We will gain experience. Thus, in 2028 we will prepare for the mission. This issue should not be misunderstood. ‘Why are you hitting the bear, darling?’ These words are not properly analyzed. Our goal here is to train our task for 2028. But it also has a symbolic significance. In addition, we will deliver the Turkish flag to the moon. We will show that we can go to the moon. This is a very important thing. “
“There is no human flight target in the first 10-year program”
TUA President Yıldırım stressed that the first 10-year program did not target human flight and continued:
“We have announced a program for the first 10 years, ie until the 2030 final. The program will start in a few years. Maybe there will be flights. Human flights are very risky. There are very serious risks. Turkey is not ready for that yet. If we say something, nothing will happen here. It is not in the first program yet. Then there are issues to be considered. We must seize these opportunities.
“We are already among the partners of the International Space Station in Turkey”
So this is not available for the first 10 years, but we have an astronaut program. How will the astronaut be? We are already advancing on the International Space Station. We plan to send a Turkish man to the International Space Station by participating in that program. That is, we will not do it. We do not have such an ability. Turkey is already a partner of the International Space Station.
Therefore, using the quota of one country, we will send our astronaut to any country we agree with. Our goal here is to conduct scientific experiments. Because it is impossible to conduct experiments in a weightless environment. This is a very valuable opportunity for us. So far, more than 560 people have gone into space, but none of them are Turkish citizens. We also want a citizen to go into space to do this work. We have no intention of sending people to the moon or anywhere else. The mission to the moon is a completely unmanned mission. “
“We will exist in space, we must exist”
Yıldırım said, “We will exist in space, we must exist. Those who do not have a trace in space will not have a word in the world.” “We have to be in space.” There are criticisms like. Does the country have other needs? We have poor people. ‘ “If we are not in space, we are doomed to be poor.” Yıldırım made the following statements:
“In the coming period, you will always go down, because the world will be ruled from space, controlled from space, interfered. Everything will be from outer space. I wish they had started earlier. In fact, the beginning of Turkey’s space work was many. The Space Agency was not created and these space activities could not be coordinated from a single source, which led us to lose some time, reduce our efficiency, slow down our progress. A lot has been done. We are developing, launching and launching local satellites. We are doing rocket research. This will prevent waste and allow us to accelerate. ” (PUA)