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Denys Bédarride
Monday 11 January 2021 Last update on Monday, January 11, 2021 At 11:48 AM

This is what emerges from the statement made by the President of the Republic of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, on January 8, during a video conference on the occasion of the Satellite Technology Week.

First of all, he hoped that the TURKSAT 5A satellite, launched from the United States this morning, would become operational on the scheduled date, with success.

“Our Turksat 5A satellite guarantees our space rights in eastern orbit for 30 years,” he said. Turkey is one of 30 countries with orbit rights in space. Turkey’s active satellites in space increased to 7, with the Turksat 5A. “

The President also addressed his country’s objectives in the field.

“We will launch into space, in 2022, our high-resolution observation satellite, IMECE, which we are developing and building with our own resources, as well as the TURKSAT 6A satellite, which will be the first telecommunications satellite that we will have produced. with our means too “, he insisted.

Erdogan added that they “will soon announce the National Space Program 2021-2030 and unveil Turkey’s goals.”

“We will create a microsatellite launch center,” he said. “We support the efforts of our public institutions, universities and our private sector to develop satellites.”

Erdogan concluded that they are “determined to make Turkey a brand in the field of space and satellite technologies”.

Source Anadolu Agency