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The Turkish Space Agency (Turkish: Türkiye Uzay Ajansı, TUA) is a government agency for national aerospace research in Turkey. It was formally established by a presidential decree on 12 December 2018.[1][2]

Turkish Space Agency
Türkiye Uzay Ajansı
Formation12 December 2018; 9 months ago (2018-12-12)
HeadquartersAnkara, Turkey
Parent organisation
Ministry of Science and Technology

Headquartered in Ankara,[3] the agency is subordinated to the Ministry of Science and Technology. With the establishment of TUA, the Department for Aviation and Space Technologies at the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure was abolished. TUA will prepare strategic plans that include medium and long-term objectives, basic principles and approaches, objectives and priorities, performance measures, methods to be followed and resource allocation for aerospace science and technologies.[4]

TUA works in close relation with the TÜBİTAK Space Technologies Research Institute (TÜBİTAK UZAY). It is administrated by an executive board of seven members. The tenure of board members, the chairperson excluded, is three years.[5][4]

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  1. ^ "Turkey launches national space program". Hürriyet Daily News. 13 December 2018. Retrieved 16 January 2019.
  2. ^ "Turkey formally establishes its national Space Agency". Daily Sabah. 13 December 2018. Retrieved 16 January 2019.
  3. ^ "Türkiye Uzay Ajansı'nın merkezi Ankara'da olacak". Haber 7 (in Turkish). 19 January 2019. Retrieved 9 February 2019.
  4. ^ a b "Türkiye Uzay Ajansı resmen kuruldu! Peki Türkiye Uzay Ajansı nedir, nasıl çalışacak?". Habertürk (in Turkish). 13 December 2018. Retrieved 19 January 2019.
  5. ^ "Türkiye Uzay Ajansı Hakkında Cumhurbaşkanlığı Kararnamesi" (PDF). T.C. Resmi Gazete (in Turkish). 12 December 2018. Retrieved 16 January 2019.