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Turkish team to send mini satellite into space by end of 2020

The satellite will be sent to space in December aboard the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket.

A team of Turkish engineering students called Grizu-263 Space Team will send a mini satellite Grizu-263A into space by the end of this year.

The satellite will be sent into space aboard the SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket in December, according to Anadolu Agency.

Established in 2016 by students at Zonguldak’s Bülent Ecevit University, Grizu-263 aims to work on space and satellite technologies and participate in international competitions.

Aytaç Dursun, head of the Grizu-263 Space Team said: “We started working on the PocketQube in 2016, then a newly developed standard in space technology, and developed Turkey’s first PocketQube satellite, Grizu-263A. These are very exciting developments for us. A journey from Zonguldak to space.”

The team head said PocketQubes have minimised the production time and launch costs of satellites, as well as any damage the satellite could receive, offering the producer some great advantages.