National Technology Initiative: Social Reflections and Türkiye's Future

National Technology Initiative in Space

The establishment of the Turkish Space Agency in 2018 and the task of preparing the National Space Program assigned to it enabled our country to create a national strategy in the field of space that would include all institutions and organizations in the sector. National Space Program which has been studied in this context and which has been introduced by the President on February 9, 2021, our country’s space strategy covering the next 10 years was presented to the public.The National Space Program is a comprehensive project prepared for the coordinated and integrated execution of our country's vision, strategies, goals and projects in the field of space policies in order to utilize the current potential in our country, taking into account the developments in the world. With the National Space Program Strategy Document published on 24.05.2022 (Official Gazzette dated), TUA has been tasked with providing coordination and accelerating the current studies in order to advance the space studies in our country within the scope of the determined road map. The National Space Program Strategy Document is an important strategy covering the years 2022-2030, which will constitute a roadmap for space studies by the Turkish Space Agency Presidency and will accelerate existing studies and advance these studies. Within the scope of this strategy, it is aimed to ensure that the space industry ecosystem in country becomes technological and commercial, competitive, dynamic, sustainable, innovative and entrepreneurial, taking into account the benefits that the industry will bring to the country. Studies for this purpose continue within the scope of the strategies and principles determined as a result of multi-stakeholder participants and collective studies under the coordination of the Turkish Space Agency. Ensuring independence in access and use of space, strengthening the space ecosystem, enriching the field of usage of space for the benefit of society, getting an ever increasing share from the global space market, developing international cooperation opportunities that support the peaceful use of space; realizing the space strategy in an efficient, safe and sustainable way is of great importance for our country.

Serdar Hüseyin Yıldırım
DOI: 10.53478/TUBA.978-625-8352-17-7.ch22