The companies operating in the satellite field in Turkey, Turkish Aerospace Industries (TUSAŞ), TÜRKSAT, and PROFEN, participated in the world’s largest satellite exhibition, Satellite 2023.
The world’s largest satellite manufacturers and operators gathered at Satellite 2023, held in Washington, D.C., the capital of the United States.
Bringing together top-level executives, engineers, government officials, and commercial customers from the satellite technology industry for over thirty years, the event discussed the future of the industry and explored new business opportunities.
At the exhibition that shapes the future of the global satellite sector, TUSAŞ, TÜRKSAT, and PROFEN showcased their products and capabilities.
Sinan Ertay, Deputy Chief of Mission at the Turkish Embassy in Washington, and Brigadier General Hakan Çanlı, Military Attaché, visited the stands of Turkish companies participating in Satellite 2023.
“An opportunity to introduce ourselves”
Selman Nas, Deputy General Manager of TUSAŞ, stated that actors involved in space, especially satellite-related ones, gathered at Satellite 2023. Nas explained that they developed important business relationships, explored new products, and made contact with companies at the event, emphasizing the significance of Satellite 2023 as an important exhibition for them.
Nas mentioned TUSAŞ’s products exhibited at the fair, highlighting the TÜRKSAT 6A satellite as one of their most important projects and providing information about the satellite to fair visitors. Nas also mentioned the GÖKTÜRK Renewal Satellite, an observation satellite, which they introduced at the fair, emphasizing their efforts to form partnerships. He further explained that they showcased the Small-GEO, a commercial communication satellite with low mass and electric propulsion capabilities.
Nas stated that they were exploring collaboration opportunities at the fair, saying, “It’s an opportunity for us to introduce ourselves and to establish partnerships and get to know our competitors.” He added that they had meetings with representatives of satellite operators from various countries at the fair.
“Intensive meetings with companies took place”
Selman Demirel, Deputy General Manager of Türksat Satellite Services, said they represented Turkey at the fair, where they examined developments in space technology and introduced their products.
Describing Satellite 2023 as the “heart of the space sector,” Demirel stated that the event was where technological advancements in the space sector were discussed and decisions were made.
Demirel emphasized that TÜRKSAT is Turkey’s sole satellite operator, currently providing services with five communication satellites in three different orbits.
Demirel mentioned that they introduced Türksat 5A and Türksat 5B satellites at the fair, highlighting their state-of-the-art technology, electric propulsion system, and significant communication capacity.
Demirel also mentioned that they showcased their antenna solutions at the fair, stating, “We had intense discussions with various companies. There was intense meeting traffic regarding the services we provide.”
“We believe it will contribute significantly to exports”
Kamil Yüksel, General Manager of PROFEN Defense Technologies, emphasized the importance of Satellite 2023 for Turkey, stating that the space sector is a growing and attracting field in the country.
Yüksel mentioned that they presented PROFEN’s products such as ground stations, antennas, and antenna components at the fair, providing an opportunity to showcase them to customers from around the world.
Yüksel discussed their innovative products showcased at the fair, including portable antenna systems with automatic tracking feature and production capabilities with metal printers.
Yüksel mentioned that they also exhibited their XY Antenna, which they developed with their capabilities and are one of the few manufacturers in the world. He expressed satisfaction with the high level of interest received, stating, “We
are very pleased with the interest we have received. We believe that this will contribute significantly to both our country and our company in terms of exports.”
TUSAŞ showcased Earth observation and communication satellite products at the fair
TUSAŞ, Turkey’s satellite exporter, participated in Satellite 2023 with its Earth observation and communication satellite products. TUSAŞ provided information about new generation products such as the GÖKTÜRK Renewal Satellite and TÜRKSAT 6A Satellite, developed with national capabilities.
Additionally, a new generation communication satellite family with a high data output capacity and electric propulsion system, developed in collaboration with GSATCOM, a subsidiary operating at ODTÜ Technopark, was also introduced at the fair. It was stated that this satellite, which has been sold, will serve the civil communication needs of ARSAT, the national telecommunications company of Argentina, in South America, within the scope of the ARSAT-SG1 Satellite Project.
TÜRKSAT showcased its domestic and national products
TÜRKSAT participated in the fair with the PeycON Antenna Family, which includes Satcom On The Move (SOTM) antennas.
Furthermore, TÜRKSAT showcased its domestic and national products, including HidrON, TerrON, and AerON, as well as the portable Manpack solution MicrON.
PROFEN introduced next-generation satellite technologies
PROFEN, which responds to national and international needs with fixed, mobile, and portable antenna systems that can communicate with satellites in all orbits, showcased the technological latest version of the “Visionic” M&C software, enabling smarter and more secure management of satellite ground stations and data centers, at Satellite 2023.
At the fair, PROFEN introduced the PTA series portable antennas they developed, the “Nspector” real-time spectrum analyzer with unique structure, and the “Protector” universal backup unit with distinctive functions.
PROFEN also presented the panel antenna, the first-phase output of the program they developed for moving satellite communication terminals, to industry players at this fair.