Selçuk Bayraktar, the architect of Turkish unmanned combat aerial vehicles (UCAV), revealed new details about his space projects.
Bayraktar said that the tests of satellites developed by Fergani Space Technologies have been completed as he revealed a date for their launch.
Bayraktar announced that the first satellite with the Fergani system will go into space in 2025. He stated that the aim of the system is to increase effectiveness in space.
''What's new here is that we are developing low orbit constellations entirely with our own resources. Orbital transfer vehicles and low orbit constellations are on the agenda with our (master) Arif, Türkiye's best rocket scientist," he said.
"We are working on low orbit microsatellites and rocket/multi-satellite launch systems that have not yet been built in the world. Fergani constellation project has successfully completed ground structural tests."
The goals of Fergani, whose technology leader is Arif Karabeyoğlu, are to provide solutions with innovative technologies for many global needs in maritime, aviation, meteorology, logistics and other corporate markets.
The 100-kilogram class microsatellites produced by the company will serve in the altitude range of 500 to 600 kilometers. These satellites will have various payloads such as communication and geographical positioning.
Fergani is a space research company founded in 2022. The name refers to Al-Farghani, the first known Turkish Muslim astronomer and one of the most famous astronomers of the 9th century.