TÜBİTAK Space Technologies Research Institute

TÜBİTAK Space Technologies Research Institute (Turkish: TÜBİTAK Uzay Teknolojileri Araştırma Enstitüsü) or TÜBİTAK UZAY for short, is a Turkish institution carrying out research and development projects on space technology, electronics, information technology and related fields. It was established in 1985, under the name "Ankara Electronics Research and Development Institute" within the campus of Middle East Technical University (ODTÜ) in cooperation with the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (Turkish: Türkiye Bilimsel ve Teknolojik Araştırma Kurumu, TÜBİTAK) and the university in Ankara.[1] In 1995, the organization was renamed. Since 1998, the institute houses a new building in the campus.

TÜBİTAK Space Technologies Research Institute
TÜBİTAK Uzay Teknolojileri Araştırma Enstitüsü
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AbbreviationTÜBİTAK UZAY
PredecessorAnkara Electronics Research and Development Institute
Formation1985
TypeGO
PurposeSpace technology
Location
Director
Lokman Kuzu
Parent organization
Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TÜBİTAK)
Affiliations
Staff
269
Websiteuzay.tubitak.gov.tr
Formerly called
Ankara Electronics Research and Development Institute
Ankara Elektronik Araştırma Geliştirme Enstitüsü

TÜBİTAK UZAY specializes in space technologies, electronics, information technologies and related fields, keeping abreast of latest technological developments. The institute leads and takes part in R&D projects, aiming at having a pioneering role in the national research community, and assisting the industry in solving technical problems encountered during system design, selection and use, product development and manufacturing in abovementioned specialization areas.

TÜBİTAK UZAY gives special emphasis on developing capability on small satellite design, manufacturing and test, leading Turkish Space Program together with Turkish Aerospace Industries and Turkish Satellite Assembly, Integration and Test Center to initiate international collaboration in space technologies.

Turkey plans to build spaceport for launches of own space vehicles.[2]

Research AreasEdit

TÜBİTAK UZAY conducts its research and development activities in the following areas with a total of 235 staff members, out of which 151 are researchers and technical support personnel.

AffiliationsEdit

TÜBİTAK UZAY is member of following institutions:[3]

Uzay in NumbersEdit

Professional Background of Personnel at TÜBİTAK UZAY

Electrical and Electronic Engineer 133
Computer Engineer 22
Industrial Engineer 7
Other Researchers 34
Technicians 37
Support Staff 43
Part Time Employee 13
TOTAL 269


Educational Background of Researchers

Under Graduate 54
Graduate 91
Ph.D. 27

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Hakkımızda-Genel Bilgiler" (in Turkish). TÜBİTAK UZAY. Archived from the original on 2012-12-24. Retrieved 2012-12-21.
  2. ^ Turkey plans to build spaceport
  3. ^ "Hakkımızda-Üyelikler" (in Turkish). TÜBİTAK UZAY. Archived from the original on 2012-12-23. Retrieved 2012-12-21.

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