TURKEY TO ESTABLISH AERO COSMIC CENTRE

16 Jul 2013 07:54

BAKU (Azerbaijan), July 15 (Bernama) -- The first Aero Cosmic Centre in Turkey will begin operation in 2014, Azerbaijan's Trend news agency said, citing Turkish Sabah newspaper's report on Monday.

The centre, to be named AIT Centre, will be built by the Italian joint venture, Thales Alenia Space. The centre will be located on an area of three thousand square metres.

The construction of the centre will be launched in October this year and will end in May, 2014.

Turkish Minister of Science, Industry and Technology, Nihat Ergun, previously said that Turkey is preparing a 10-year programme of investing in the development of satellite technology of the country.

Ergub said that Turkey's primary task currently is to create satellite launch systems.

-- BERNAMA

IAMS RT