A post about Gezeravcı’s “gMetal” experiment being conducted on the International Space Station today was shared on TUA’s social media account with the tag “Turkish Space Science Mission.”
The statement noted that the “gMetal” experiment, aimed at developing critical technologies for propulsion systems, is of great importance for both space missions and the defense industry, and that the effect of gravity is based on creating a homogeneous mixture between them This experiment examines solid particles and liquid media.
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— Turkish Space Agency (@tuajans) January 27, 2024
The post said a preliminary study is being conducted to make spacecraft engines that use metal particles to generate thrust more efficient.
“It is envisaged that the results of the experiment will contribute to the Mars missions, which is an international project, and will have impacts that will stimulate the economic development of space by providing an additional source of energy to solar energy the planet Mars.”