Sat. Mar 2nd, 2024
Exploratory research conducted by Turkish scientists during science camp in Antarctica

In recent news, Türkiye is conducting space research in coordination with expeditions in Antarctica. According to Ersan Başar, the deputy leader of an expedition of 24 scientists, preliminary work of space research is being carried out in Antarctica, with many joint projects being conducted simultaneously. This shows that “Our flag is being flown in Antarctica and space at the same time.”

The Turkish science team, traveling as part of the 8th National Antarctic Science Expedition, has completed their research activities on Dismal Island, the last stop before reaching the science camp on Horseshoe Island in Antarctica. The expedition was led by seven scientists from Turkey and took place under the Turkish Presidency and the Industry and Technology Ministry, with coordination by the Turkish-based TÜBITAK MAM Polar Research Institute.

While on Dismal Island, located 40 nautical miles from Horseshoe Island, the team did maintenance and repair work on Türkiye’s first permanent Global Navigation Satellite System station located outside Turkish borders. Measures were also taken to prevent the spread of bird flu, which had previously been seen in places close to Antarctica and recently detected in the white continent and in the region. After completing their inspections, the team started working safely.

On Friday, SpaceX’s Dragon Capsule successfully splashed down off Florida at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time (1:30 p.m. GMT). The capsule carried Turkish, Italian, Spanish, and Swedish space travelers who had been launched into orbit aboard SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket earlier this month.

By Editor

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