Turkish Space Agency Strategy Paper Published: Space Has the Priority, Problems Must Be Solved
According to Mustafa Varank, Minister of Technology and Industry, it corresponds with the National Space Program, which seeks to accomplish various milestones by the 100th Anniversary of the Turkish Republic. The ultimate goal at that time is to complete the Turkish Astronaut and Science Mission. In line with this, Turkey intends to conduct the first phase of the Moon Mission, including a hard landing on the Moon.
Serdar Hüseyin Yıldırım, President of the Agency, explains the work carried out on paper. “Within the scope of the tasks we do, such as regulation, certification, and capacity acquisition, we strive to expand the space ecosystem through collaboration development, training, and social responsibility activities." “We have created our 2022-2026 Strategic Plan, which contains objectives and priorities, performance standards, the tactics we will use to accomplish them, and resource allocations,” he says, expanding. He claims that the Agency has a budget and revenue. He also emphasises that the Strategic Plan will be updated in tandem with the budget.
The key challenge, according to the strategy paper, is the implementation of the National Space Program. Furthermore, it will pave the way for increased interest in aerospace technology; commercial, scientific, and research-development purpose space activities and human or unmanned space access and space exploration operations or their coordination will take centre stage.
According to the document, no action has been taken to determine the processes and principles for exporting vital space and aviation technology owned by the government in collaboration with the appropriate authorities and organisations. Sectoral plans for private-sector development are insufficient to carry out the National Space Program.
The paper is available online :https://cdn.tua.gov.tr/616ebf277e94b.pdf