Turkey plans to send the rover to the moon by the end of the decade, using a domestic rocket engine that first flies to the moon in its 2023 test mission.
At the Global Space Exploration Conference (GLEX) 2021 held in St. Petersburg, Russia on Tuesday (June 16), President Serdal Hussein Ildilim of the Turkish Space Agency (TUA) discussed the details of the country. Space planWas officially announced in February this year by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
According to Jurdilim, the rover to be launched in 2028 or 2029 will be Month Collect surface science data.
The rocket that launches the lunar rover will be manufactured domestically using a hybrid engine currently being developed in Turkey, Jurdilim said. If everything goes according to plan to make sure the rover is ready for launch, the rocket prototype will fly to the moon in late 2023.
“We’re going to use our own engine to reach the moon,” Yildirim said. “But at this stage, our spacecraft will be brought into low earth orbit through international cooperation.”
Turks report Anadolu AgencyThe 2023 mission will provide a rough lunar landing to help Turkish engineers collect data on soft landings in the late 2020s.
Turkey also has Turkish citizens International Space Station We will carry out scientific experiments in the next few years.
“We are trying to end the negotiations with the parties,” said Jurdilim. “It will be completed within a few months and the training process will begin.”
Turkey’s National Space Program, issued in February this year, also foresaw the establishment of a local area. Turkish spaceport Development of domestic regional positioning and timing satellite systems.
Turkey launched a space agency in 2018.According to the website of the German broadcaster Deutsche WelleThe move was criticized at the time because it happened during the economic crisis. However, supporters argue that space programs can motivate researchers and scientists to stay in the country instead of looking for opportunities abroad.
The details of the space program budget have not yet been revealed.
The space program allows Turkey to join the exclusive clubs of only a handful of countries that can independently carry out complex space exploration projects. The announcement of the space program in February Emirates Mars MissionA regional rival, the United Arab Emirates, has successfully entered orbit around the Red Planet.
Turkey aims to send rockets to the moon within three years and land the lunar rover by 2030
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