A competition similar to the CanSat satellite model competition, annually taking place in Texas and organized by the American Astronautical Society (AAS) and American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), was organized by Turksat for the first time.
At the Satellite Model Competition which took place amongst undergraduate and graduate students and was held between September 2-4th, the team “IQRASAT”, the members of which are the students from Yıldız Technical University won the competition.
At the end of the competition, which provided undergraduate and graduate students of engineering departments an opportunity to apply their theoretic knowledge into a skill, members of the first placing team, IQRASAT received a gift card valued at 2,000 TL.
Türksat’s CEO, Cenk Şen and other senior executives, along with personnel attended the model competition.
After the competition, a tour of the Lagari Hasan Çelebi Museum located at Türksat’s Main Campus in Gölbaşı was organized where questions regarding the conditions of space, satellite design and satellite operations were answered. All the participants were given a certificate showing their participation and a Türksat gift set.
The students of the winnning team expressed their intentions of concentrating on sattelites as well as hydrogen-powered and electric cars and making breakthroughs in this area.