The Turkish Space Agency will support the work of TÜBİTAK National Metrology Institute (Ulusal Metroloji Enstitü/ UME). The agency will carry out work to make the classic RB atomic clock designed by TÜBİTAK UME suitable for use in space. Atomic clocks are used to prevent time deviation in areas where gravity is low.
As a useful load to the small-sized CUBESAT satellite equipped with nanotechnology, it was decided that TÜBİTAK UME would make a miniature RB atomic clock.
In the following process, a protocol will be signed between TÜBİTAK UME and the Turkish Space Agency, which includes the use of the institute's capabilities for the agency.
The Micro Satellite Launch System Project is carrying out in this center since 2018. When the project is completed, micro satellites will be placed in low earth orbit with a height of at least 400 km. With the completion of the project, Turkish space agency(TUA) will have the launching, testing, manufacturing infrastructure, along with the capability of establishing a launch base that already few countries in the world have. Turkey aims to achieve first launch in 2025, for micro satellites(<100kg).
Deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine Visited Teknopark Istanbul
Deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine Oleg Urisky visited Teknopark Istanbul with his delegation. Informative presentations about Teknopark Istanbul and SAHA Istanbul were made to the Ukrainian Delegation, which included the General Secretary of the Ukrainian Aviation Cluster "Ukraviaprom" and important sector representatives. A bilateral agreement between SAHA Istanbul and Ukraviaprom was signed between Ukraviaprom Secretary General Viktor Popov and SAHA Istanbul Chairman Haluk Bayraktar. Following the signing ceremony, the delegation visited Delta V Space Technologies and KordSA Composite Materials Center of Excellence and Sabancı University, one of our Teknopark Istanbul companies, and received information from company officials about their activities. During the meetings, issues of cooperation between Ukrainian and Turkish companies in critical sectors were discussed.