Turkish Aerospace Industries

Turkey to open first satellite test center

Turkey is to open its first satellite assembly and test center on May 21, according to a statement from the Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI).

The Spacecraft Assembly, Integration and Test Center, located northwest of Ankara, in Kazan, will initially test the Göktürk-1 satellite, a civil and military observation satellite to be launched in November.

Turkey’s unmanned ambitions shift up gear

Despite some false starts, Turkish aerospace engineers are moving ahead at full speed with new unmanned aerial vehicles, including the much anticipated Anka from Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) Shortly before parliamentary elections in 2011, several election campaign billboards of the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) featured blue skies with unidentified aircraft, accompanie