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.

The product portfolio of TÜBİTAK UZAY includes BİLSAT, RASAT, GÖKTÜRK-2 and İMECE satellites that have successfully served our country in the field of earth observation since 2001. Two operational Earth observation satellites, GÖKTÜRK-2 and İMECE consist of subsystems and components, whose design, production and integration processes were carried out in-house.

The most important proof of the reliability of these subsystems and the relevant AIT processes (production, integration and testing) used in their development is the RASAT satellite, which has recently completed its service life and was retired. The RASAT satellite, which had a design life of three years, was successfully operated for an impressive 11 years period.

Our next great success, TURKSAT 6A, will be placed in geostationary Earth orbit (GEO) in July 2024, as the first indigenously-built telecommunications satellite of Türkiye.

In addition to these achievements, TÜBİTAK UZAY is also at the epicenter of cooperation and collaboration efforts both at national and international level in areas such as technology transfer, AIT services, space applications and consultancy.

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Our Mission

Meet the space-related needs of our country through R&D, establish infrastructure and become an epicenter for knowledge accumulation.

Our Technology

As TÜBİTAK UZAY, we develop indigenous and national satellite systems, subsystems and payloads. With our proven AIT infrastructure and processes, we provide cutting-edge earth observation data exploitation to support Türkiye's sustainable economic and social development.

Our Vision

Become a center of excellence for research and development in the space sector, and emerge as a leading institution on the international stage.

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Manned Space Missions

Türkiye's first space traveller Alper Gezeravcı was sent to the International Space Station on the AX-3 (AXIOM-3) mission. The SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft carrying the astronaut was launched into space by a Falcon 9 Block 5 rocket and docked with the International Space Station at an altitude of approximately 420 km. After 18 days in the International Space Station, Gezeravcı completed Turkey's first manned space science mission and landed on 9 February.
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1985

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AEAGE

Ankara Electronics R&D Institute

1995

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BİLTEN

Information Technologies and Electronics R&D Institute

2001

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First Satellite Activities

2003

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BİLSAT

BİLSAT Satellite (UZAY-SSTL)

2001-2003

2006

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TÜBİTAK UZAY

TÜBİTAK Space Technologies Research Institute

2011

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RASAT

RASAT Satellite

2004-2011

2012

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GÖKTÜRK-2

(UZAY-TAI)

2007-2012

2013

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İMECE

Satellite Subsystems Project

2014

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TURKSAT 6A

(UZAY-TAI-ASELSAN-C2TECH)

2014-2024

2016

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İMECE

Satellite Project

2016-2023

2022

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TABM

Turkish Astronaut and Science Mission

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Moon Research Program

2023

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İMECE

Türkiye's First Submeter Resolution Earth Observation Satellite in Space

2024

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OUR FIRST MANNED SPACE MISSIONS

Türkiye's First Astronaut Alper GEZERAVCI Successfully Completed His Mission on the International Space Station.

Türkiye's Second Astronaut Tuva Cihangir ATASEVER Successfully Completed Suborbital Research Mission.

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