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Turkey’s Antarctic expedition is not just about research in space but also demonstrates the country’s achievements. Ersan Başar, the deputy leader of a team of 24 scientists, explained that preliminary work for space research is being carried out in Antarctica with multiple joint projects currently underway. He emphasized that this shows Turkey’s presence and accomplishments both on the continent and in space.
The Turkish science team arrived at their research base at Horseshoe Island after completing their research on Dismal Island during the 8th National Antarctic Science Expedition. Under the Turkish Presidency and Industry and Technology Ministry, TÜBITAK MAM Polar Research Institute coordinates the expedition. Seven scientists from the team worked on maintenance and repair of Turkey’s first permanent Global Navigation Satellite System station located outside its borders, as well as preventing the spread of bird flu which had previously been detected in the region. The inspections were completed safely, allowing them to begin their work.
In addition to this, SpaceX’s Dragon Capsule successfully returned to Earth with Turkish, Italian, Spanish, and Swedish space travelers on board. This successful landing further highlights Turkey’s increasing involvement and presence in space research and expeditions.