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Space Technologies
Research Institute

TÜBİTAK Space Technologies Research Institute is Türkiye's leading organization in the field of space with its RASAT, GÖKTÜRK-2, İMECE and TURKSAT 6A satellites. TÜBİTAK UZAY has been developing operational satellite systems and subsystems with domestic and national history in this field, in which it has been active for more than 20 years.

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July 09, 2024

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Accumulated Orbital Time of Our Satellites in Space

July 9th

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News & Announcements


We Celebrated the Launch of TÜRKSAT 6A with Enthusiasm

TÜRKSAT 6A, the first indigenously-developed national telecommunication satellite of Türkiye, which was developed under the leadership of TÜBİTAK UZAY was launched into space on July 9th at 02.30 Türkiye Time (TRT)

TÜRKSAT 6A, The First Indigenously-Developed National Telecommunication Satellite of Türkiye, was Successfully Launched into Space!

The first indigenously-developed national telecommunications satellite of Türkiye TÜRKSAT 6A, was successfully launched into space on July 9th at 02:30 Türkiye Local Time
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Türkiye's Second Astronaut Tuva Cihangir Atasever Completes Suborbital Research Flight

Türkiye's second astronaut Tuva Cihangir Atasever, Virgin Galactic's "VSS ...
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Optical Systems Research Laboratory

TUBITAK UZAY Optical Systems Research Laboratory (OPMER) is a research center for satellite technologies ...

Gabon Delegation Visited TÜBİTAK UZAY

On May 14, 2024, a delegation from Gabon's General Directorate of Scientific Research, TUBITAK ...

We Attended STC 2024 - Space Technologies Conference

Hosted by the Turkish Space Agency, the Central Eurasia Space Technologies ...


Who We Are

TÜBİTAK UZAY is the leading research and development entity in Türkiye in the field of rapidly developing space technologies and applications. With its impressive heritage portfolio, UZAY develops subsystems and application projects such as communication systems, stargazers and flight computers, as well as turnkey operational satellite systems.



Technology & Solutions

TÜBİTAK UZAY develops many subsystems and application projects such as communication systems, star trackers and flight computers, as well as domestic and national operational satellites in order to ensure the technological independence of our country in the field of space technologies.


Infrastructures & Services

TÜBİTAK UZAY, Turkey's leading research and development organization in the rapidly developing field of space technologies, has been operating in the field of satellite technology research and development since 2001. Our Institute, whose product portfolio includes BİLSAT, RASAT, GÖKTÜRK-2 and İMECE satellites that have successfully served our country, has proven its reliability in all processes at the system and subsystem level (AIT etc.) with its operational products.

In fact, the RASAT satellite, which had a design life of three years, successfully served for 11 years and was recently retired. GÖKTÜRK-2 and İMECE satellites, on the other hand, continue to serve successfully with their subsystems and components realized with domestic and national capabilities.

TÜBİTAK UZAY responds to the needs in the field of space both through the services it provides through its infrastructures and through the transfer of information through consultancies.

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Our Satellites




Türkiye's First Earth Observation



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Türkiye's First National Military
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Türkiye's First Submeter Resolution Earth Observation Satellite
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Türkiye's First Indigenous and National Communication Satellite


What is TÜBİTAK BİLGEM's field of activity?

TÜBİTAK Informatics and Information Security Advanced Technologies Research Center (BİLGEM) is a national R&D center that produces solutions in the fields of informatics, information security and advanced electronics within the framework of the needs of the public and private sectors in civilian and military fields under the Republic of Turkey. Conducting scientific and technological research at international standards with more than 40 years of experience and strong human resources, TÜBİTAK BİLGEM acts with the principle of producing independent and innovative solutions.

TÜBİTAK BİLGEM, which continues its activities under the Ministry of Industry and Technology of the Republic of Turkey, can operate anywhere in the world within the framework of the duties and authorization given to it.

Where is TÜBİTAK BİLGEM located?

TÜBİTAK BİLGEM operates in Kocaeli / Gebze and Ankara Campuses, while the Headquarters is located in Gebze Campus.

When was TÜBİTAK BİLGEM established?

TÜBİTAK BİLGEM was established in 2010 with the merger of the National Electronics and Cryptology Research Institute (UEKAE) and the Information Technologies Institute (BTE) under the same roof.

Is TÜBİTAK BİLGEM a government office?

Description. TÜBİTAK BİLGEM is a national R&D center and a public institution operating under TÜBİTAK and the Ministry of Industry and Technology of the Republic of Turkey.

Which positions can I work at TÜBİTAK BİLGEM?

In line with the needs of TÜBİTAK BİLGEM, "R&D Personnel, Expert Personnel, Technicians/Technicians, Service Personnel" from different fields are employed.
Employment varies according to the candidates' field of education within the framework of the position they want to work. The qualifications required for a position are clearly stated in the application conditions of the job advertisements published by TÜBİTAK BİLGEM.

What are the requirements for working at TÜBİTAK BİLGEM?

Any Turkish citizen who is a citizen of the Republic of Turkey, has a clean criminal record, meets the foreign language requirements, and meets the qualifications required for the position can work at TÜBİTAK BİLGEM.

How can I apply for a job/internship?

Job advertisements published by our Head Office can be found on TÜBİTAK BİLGEM's corporate website and social media accounts.

Job applications can be submitted on TÜBİTAK's corporate website is made through the Job Application System.

Internship applications are carried out centrally by the Presidential Human Resources Office. at the following address

Are the technologies developed by TÜBİTAK BİLGEM also used around the world?

As one of the largest R&D centers in Turkey, TÜBİTAK BİLGEM's technologies and products have transcended the borders of the country. These indigenous and national technologies are actively used by many countries (Europe, America, Asia and Africa, etc.) together with NATO within the framework permitted by our government.

Thanks to these efforts of our organization, our country has become a country that can export technology abroad in the fields of informatics and information security and compete with the giants of the world.

Are national products developed in the field of Cyber Security exported abroad?

Nationally developed products, especially those containing national crypto algorithms, are not exported abroad for security reasons. Within the scope of confidentiality and cooperation agreements, permission procedures for the production, export and import of items included in the "List Subject to Control" specified under the main headings in Law No. 5201 can only be carried out under the responsibility and knowledge of the Ministry of National Defense. 

TÜRKSAT 6A, The First Indigenously-Developed National Telecommunication Satellite of Türkiye, was Successfully Launched into Space!

The first indigenously-developed national telecommunications satellite of Türkiye, TÜRKSAT 6A, was successfully launched into space on July 9th at 02:30 Türkiye Local Time (GMT+3) from the Cape Canaveral Space Center in Florida, USA, with SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket.

We will continue to share the developments regarding the TÜRKSAT 6A Satellite with you here.

We are proud!

Because, as Türkiye's first indigenous communication satellite, TÜRKSAT 6A took its place in space on July 9th,

  • Türkiye has become one of the 11 countries operating its own communication satellite;
  • The technological product with the highest value produced by Türkiye to date have started its 15-year mission at the farthest point we have ever reached in space (35,786 km);
  • With a localization rate of over 80 percent, the design, production, integration and testing processes carried out under the leadership of TÜBİTAK UZAY have started to prove themselves worldwide;
  • Many high-tech satellite subsystems developed by TÜBİTAK UZAY, such as flight computers, power distribution and regulation units, star trackers, reaction wheels, electric propulsion systems, as well as indigenous software, have started to gain history and have become a candidate to become the locomotive for our space technology exports.

We are on our way to becoming a world-class technology provider!