Space travel will be shaped in ‘METU Space Technopolis’


AA | Sunday, February 14, 2021 – 17:19 | Last Updated: 14 02 2021 – 17:19

within the scope of Turkey’s National Space Program, together with METU, domestic and foreign investors will host the Space Technology Development Zone in the progress in the preparations for the installation of Golbasi.

within the scope of Turkey’s National Space Program, together with METU, domestic and foreign investors will host the Space Technology Development Zone, it will be established in Ankara Golbasi.

METU Rector Prof. Dr. Speaking to Anadolu Agency (AA), Mustafa Verşan Kök stated that various universities, especially METU, ITU and Sabancı, will support the National Space Program announced by President Erdoğan.

At the announcement of the program, Turkey Space Agency, METU and METU between Technopolis, Space Technology Development Zone in joint R & D and technology development of stem reminiscent of the cooperation protocol signed to be the first specialized techno in this context Turkey’s space sector, Industry and Technology He stated that it will be implemented under the coordination of the Ministry and under the leadership of METU.

Stating that the Space Technology Development Zone will be established in Gölbaşı, Kök continued as follows:

“In the region, all subcomponents of space technology, commercial will be produced in a manner that can compete with the world. Erecting the most successful techno in the first and its category in Turkey will work to take place at the National Space Program is critical to the METU the country. With the National Space Program will be established in Gölbaşı to promote the aerospace ecosystem in Turkey of studies for the development of METU space technology Development Zone in joint R & D and technology project was the foundation laid. in this context, was declared as 70 hectares Specialized technology Development Zone in Gölbaşı this of METU space Technopolis will be established. in this area, Turkey space Agency, engaged in research related to space private and public sector R & D centers and testing infrastructure of Turkey (TUBITAK space, TAI, Turksat, SAT Corporation, etc.) is planned to take place. will be held in the region Technocity buildings, as well as start-ups, SMEs, national and international companies working in the fields of space and aviation. Incubation, office and partial production infrastructures will be included for the training strategies. “

Rector Kök stated that the doors of METU Space Technocity will be open to those working in the fields of aviation and space, engineering and basic sciences, and that new career areas will be created especially for students who continue their doctorate in the YÖK 100/2000 program.

In making its first exports in the space area from Turkey METU Root indicating Technopolis also contribute to providing, established in Argentina based Invap SA partnership with TAI GSATCO Space Technology reported the first overseas sale of new generation communication satellite technology by the Corporation will be held in Argentina.