According to a written statement from Türksat AŞ, the final stage for model satellites designed locally and nationally by university students in the competition, Deputy Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Ömer Fatih Sayan, President of the Presidency Digital Transformation Office Ali Taha Koç, Türksat Chairman of the Board Kemal Yüksek and General Manager It started with the participation of Hasan Hüseyin Ertok.
Model satellites were sent with rockets in the competitions held at Aksaray Hisar Rocket Firing Field as part of TEKNOFEST, where 15 teams made it to the finals. During the competition, new missions were added to the model satellites, which fulfilled many post-launch missions this year.
In this year’s races, the tasks of the competitors include the separation of the model satellites from the carrier and the image transfer of the satellite.
In addition, telemetry data and image data received from 8 sensors during the descent of the model satellites are instantly transferred to the ground station. Graphical visualization of these data is also done in the command and control computer interface.
In the process, which started with 3 teams and 18 people for the first time in 2016, 650 teams and approximately 4 thousand young people have gained experience in the field of satellites. This year, the first team will be awarded 100 thousand TL, the second team 80 thousand TL, and the third team 60 thousand TL. The competition aims to train human resources in the field of satellite and space technologies.
“The interest in the competition is increasing every year”
President of the Presidency Digital Transformation Office, Ali Taha Koç, whose views were given in the statement, stated that the interest in the competition increased every year, and drew attention to the fact that university students designed and produced a satellite from scratch with the program organized.
Reminding that many competing teams have established their own companies thanks to the Türksat Model Satellite Competition, Koç said, “In fact, one of our teams competing here currently has a real satellite in space.” spoke his words.
Türksat AŞ Chairman of the Board, Kemal Yüksek, stated that they carried out the competition with great excitement and said, “Every year, the tasks of the competition are getting more difficult. Our young people continue with the same enthusiasm. This competition, which is of great importance for the construction of a great Turkey, is both theory and practice. meet in the same place.” made its assessment.
Türksat AŞ General Manager Hasan Hüseyin Ertok emphasized that the competition has grown with each passing year and has become an international competition.
Pointing out that the international participation will be even higher next year, Ertok said, “With the Model Satellite Competition, our young people get the opportunity to experience all aspects of a satellite project, from designing it to production and post-mission review. The most important investment that can be made for the future of our country is to our young people. We know that it is an investment, and with this in mind, we, as Türksat, attach great importance to this competition.” used the phrase.