October 16. Information Center - The Turkish Space Agency (TUA) signed a
memorandum of understanding Wednesday with Kazakhstan's national space agency
Kazcosmos on bilateral cooperation in the space sector, Daily Sabah reports.
President Serdar Yıldırım and Kazakh Minister of Digital Development,
Innovation and Aerospace Industry Bagdat Musin held a meeting in which they
discussed the development of the two countries' space industries and
cooperation in this area.
"This deal will enable practical cooperation between
the two countries' aerospace institutions and companies," Yıldırım said
during the signing ceremony.
Yıldırım and the TUA delegation also visited the Baikonur
Cosmodrome in Kyzylorda province and observed the launch of the Soyuz MS-17
Speaking to journalists after official meetings, Yıldırım
said that they see significant potential for cooperation between Turkey and
Kazakhstan. He noted that bilateral agreements will enable the opportunity to
better evaluate areas of collaboration.
“Turkey has an infrastructure in satellite manufacturing. And
here (Kazakhstan) is a certain level of abilities and capabilities. We can
better compete with the world if we combine them,” Yıldırım said.
According to the agreement, a technical committee will be
formed with the participation of experts from both sides next month to evaluate
The TUA president also added that a Turkish company made an
offer for satellite communications systems of Kazakhstan and the tender will
likely be concluded within this month.
“If a Turkish firm will win the tender, we will have an
opportunity to manufacture Kazakhstan’s satellite,” he said.