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Turkey sent 4 sounding rockets into space last month
I'm happy to see Turkey in space , the reason for so many sounding rockets is for design on a future much more heavier payload rocket. Not sure if Turkey is using solid fuel or liquid.

Liquid is better cause you have more control , however solid is good for missiles.

I'm sure Turkey can make low cost space launch systems , I'm surprised they aren't working with Ukraine on rocket engines.
Today, I watched two documentaries about private space companies (Blue origin, Space X ) and the race between those two companies and how they are working to achieve their goals. How they reached to this technology in couple of years ? We should speed up our works and we should start designing a reusable missiles. Really, it's a great topic and will be very important to our region if we succeed. I hope we will have a private company that create such a great rockets with advanced technology.
List of the most innovative space companies(private companies) - 2020
https://www.fastcompany.com/90457907/space-most-innovative-companies-2020
It's possible , but the government needs to work on funding it heavily with billions of dollars.

Turkey can make their own Falcon 9 , again time and money is the issue.
 
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Turkey is just stepped into this area in 2018, iran sent some stuff a decade ago.

for me sending a man into space is waste of resources for TURKEY, iran may pursue it because they are dictatorship and needs to say to its people always "important news".

despite more than a decade of work they have only orbited 40-45 kg micro satellite into space that Turkey probably has this capability today. in the near future Turkey is planning to reach 400km range with a 100kg payload.
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MICRO-SATELLITE LAUNCHING SYSTEM

The Micro-Satellite Launching System (MSLS) that will give Turkey independent access to space will be developed by Roketsan under a contract signed between the Presidency of Defence Industries (SSB) and Roketsan in 2018. Once the MSLS Development Project launched under the contract has been completed, it will be possible to put satellites with a maximum weight of 100 kilograms into a low earth orbit at a minimum altitude of 400 kilometers. In addition to the development of the Micro-Satellite Launching (MSL) Vehicle, Roketsan will also build testing and production facilities as well as a launch base.
Roketsan has been continuing its efforts to develop a satellite launching system since 2007. Roketsan’s Department for the Design of Satellite Launching Systems set up in 2008 was the first department established in Turkey within a defence company charged with undertaking projects concerning satellite launching systems. The MSL Project Preliminary Conceptual Design Period (Period 1) that began in 2013 under an agreement concluded between the SSB and Roketsan related to the development of a Satellite Launching System to meet a requirement of the Air Force Command was completed in 2014. Roketsan’s activities related to space are being carried out by the Space Systems Directorate established under the Department of Advanced Technologies and Systems Group founded in 2015.
Roketsan, says that satellite launching systems are a natural outcome of the company’s growth: “Space projects represent an area in which Turkey has proven its presence, and Roketsan is the only Turkish company developing launch systems, as the most critical components of these projects. With an awareness of the responsibility related to this mission, we have been making preparations for many years. We have significant resources and the necessary know-how for the development of such systems, although we are aware that there is a lot that we need to learn and try, and this is why we continue our efforts at an increasing pace.”
 

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Turkey is just stepped into this area in 2018, iran sent some stuff a decade ago.

for me sending a man into space is waste of resources for TURKEY, iran may pursue it because they are dictatorship and needs to say to its people always "important news".

despite more than a decade of work they have only orbited 40-45 kg micro satellite into space that Turkey probably has this capability today. in the near future Turkey is planning to reach 400km range with a 100kg payload.
from roketsan page


MICRO-SATELLITE LAUNCHING SYSTEM

The Micro-Satellite Launching System (MSLS) that will give Turkey independent access to space will be developed by Roketsan under a contract signed between the Presidency of Defence Industries (SSB) and Roketsan in 2018. Once the MSLS Development Project launched under the contract has been completed, it will be possible to put satellites with a maximum weight of 100 kilograms into a low earth orbit at a minimum altitude of 400 kilometers. In addition to the development of the Micro-Satellite Launching (MSL) Vehicle, Roketsan will also build testing and production facilities as well as a launch base.
Roketsan has been continuing its efforts to develop a satellite launching system since 2007. Roketsan’s Department for the Design of Satellite Launching Systems set up in 2008 was the first department established in Turkey within a defence company charged with undertaking projects concerning satellite launching systems. The MSL Project Preliminary Conceptual Design Period (Period 1) that began in 2013 under an agreement concluded between the SSB and Roketsan related to the development of a Satellite Launching System to meet a requirement of the Air Force Command was completed in 2014. Roketsan’s activities related to space are being carried out by the Space Systems Directorate established under the Department of Advanced Technologies and Systems Group founded in 2015.
Roketsan, says that satellite launching systems are a natural outcome of the company’s growth: “Space projects represent an area in which Turkey has proven its presence, and Roketsan is the only Turkish company developing launch systems, as the most critical components of these projects. With an awareness of the responsibility related to this mission, we have been making preparations for many years. We have significant resources and the necessary know-how for the development of such systems, although we are aware that there is a lot that we need to learn and try, and this is why we continue our efforts at an increasing pace.”
I mean if Turkey wants to put it's mark on history , they have the budget and eventually experience to put a manned mission to space. Putting a man into space is hard but it's even more hard to put a man on the Moon or Mars.

If Turkey wants to show its technological advances , it should start first sending probes and or rovers to different celestial bodies aka planets to study them.

Turkey can also make a experimental module for the upcoming Chinese space station since the ISS is going down by 2030.

Turkey can be the first muslim active member in space , and will encourage other muslim nations to join the space club

Space is the future , and I hope Turkey does well in this field.

Turkey should start developing VTVL landing reusable rockets after their micro sat launch vehicle. Turkey can also work with Ukraine on rocket engines since Ukraine has a lot of experience in this field.
Who has a better space program: Turkey or Iran?
Iran a bit for now but Turkey will have a much more superior space program as time goes on. Especially if they put more billions into making better launch vehicles and sending probes to different planets.
 

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