Turkey’s Moon mission AYAP-1 successfully tested its hybrid boosting system (HIS), the Turkish Space Agency said Wednesday.
The boosting system was developed by a Turkish company DeltaV Space Technologies.
A rover will be sent to the Moon
Turkey plans to send a rover to the Moon by the end of the decade using DeltaV’s rocket engine that will first fly to the Moon in a test mission in 2023, according to Anadolu Agency.
The ‘most important’ mission
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has unveiled a 10-year space programme of the country earlier last year.
The Moon mission is considered the most important one of the targets in question.
Turkey successfully tests boosting system for Moon mission VIDEO