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Turkey plans to launch two satellites in two years

Turkey plans to launch two satellites in two years

Ankara will launch two satellites in the next two years, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said. According to him, Turkey will launch Turksat 5A satellite in the third quarter of 2020, and the first indigenous …

Israel successfully tests rocket propulsion system

Israel successfully tests rocket propulsion system

Israeli Defense Ministry said it successfully tested a rocket propulsion system, launched from a military base located in the center of the country. The Defense Ministry said in a statement that the test launch was scheduled …

Uzbekistan and Russia set up startup projects contest

Uzbekistan and Russia set up startup projects contest

During a recent visit of Uzbekistan's Minister of Innovation Development Ibrokhim Abdurakhmonov to Russia's Skolkovo Innovation Center, the parties agreed to organize a joint Russian-Uzbek competition of startup projects …

Antalya’s famous beach suffers from erosion - media

Antalya’s famous beach suffers from erosion - media

Turkey's famous Konyaaltı Beach in Antalya is facing an existential threat: coastal erosion. According to a study by Nihat Dipova, professor of geotechnics at Akdeniz University, 7.5-kilometer-long Konyaaltı Beach lost …

U.S. sanctions Iran's space program

U.S. sanctions Iran's space program

The United States imposed sanctions on Iran’s civilian space agency and two research organizations yesterday, saying they were being used to advance Tehran’s ballistic missile program. The U.S. Treasury sanctions …

Israeli astrophysicists found live-friendly planets

Israeli astrophysicists found live-friendly planets

Astrophysicists from Israel have discovered two life-friendly planets. A corresponding study is published in The Astrophysical Journal Letters. The scientists distinguish two exoplanets located near Teegarden’s Star. These two …

Yildirim on Turkey's Space Agency’s priorities

Yildirim on Turkey's Space Agency’s priorities

Turkish Space Agency will encourage the country's private sector to invest in space technologies, head of the Agency Serdar Huseyn Yildirim said. The agency itself will not be producing space technologies, but it …

Beresheet circles moon once every two hours

Beresheet circles moon once every two hours

Israel's spacecraft Beresheet fired its engines for 78 seconds to tighten its orbit around the moon yesterday. "Beresheet entered a circular orbit of 200 km above the moon and will circle it once every two hours," …

Israel's first moon mission spacecraft snaps Earth 'selfie'

Israel's first moon mission spacecraft snaps Earth 'selfie'

An Israeli spacecraft on its first mission to the moon has sent its first selfie back to Earth, mission chiefs said. According to the project’s lead partners said image showing part of the Beresheet spacecraft with Earth in the …

Israel's first lunar spacecraft completes first maneuver

Israel's first lunar spacecraft completes first maneuver

The joint engineering team of SpaceIL and Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) said that  Israel's first spacecraft Beresheet completed its first maneuver successfully. "The maneuver was planned taking into account problems …

Iran launches Doosti satellite

Iran launches Doosti satellite

Iran launched the Doosti, or "friendship" satellite this week, Iran's deputy minister of defense said. They used a Safir, or "ambassador," rocket in the launch, IRNA reported. The Doosti is a …

 UAE to launch spacecraft to Mars

UAE to launch spacecraft to Mars

The United Arab Emirates set the launch date between 14th July to 3rd August 2020 for its unmanned space mission to Mars, Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) announced. The spacecraft, named Hope, will be launched during that …

Turkey goes to space

Turkey goes to space

The Turkey Space Agency was established in the country, the official gazette published a presidential decree signed by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on December 13. The agency will prepare and carry out the …

 Ancient viking sword found in Turkey’s Antalya

Ancient viking sword found in Turkey’s Antalya

A Viking sword estimated to date back to the 9th or 10th century was found in the ancient city of Patara in Turkey's southern Antalya province. The sword was discovered during excavation work being carried in Patara, which was at …