As a nation whose flag features a crescent moon and a star, it is perhaps no wonder Turkey has grand ambitions in space. It already has a rapidly growing satellite industry, a space agency is in the offing, and now it is investing in a launch capability. Development is underway of an indigenous smallsat launcher, to be ready in 2025, while a more capable system, able to lift perhaps 10-15 times more payload, is anticipated later. Roketsan, which has led the development of Turkish missiles ...


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