Japan to coopetate with Turkey in space sector

Higuchi said he would contribute to the space institution which Turkey was planning to set up as well as share his and his country’s experiences in space sector.

Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) Vice President Kiyoshi Higuchi said he would contribute to the space institution which Turkey was planning to set up as well as share his and his country’s experiences in space sector.

Higuchi told AA on Tuesday that JAXA contacted Turkish officials regarding the establishment of a space institution in Turkey, and they would cooperate with Turkey.

Higuchi said that opening a space institution, which would regulate Turkey’s space activities, was important.

Noting that space studies were still very risky, Higuchi said that Turkey did not have a space shuttle launch system, adding that it would be Turkish government to decide whether to have it or not.

Higuchi said that if Turkey demanded, Japan could help in this issue.

Higuchi gave a conference in Rixos Hotel in Ankara. He will give another conference in Istanbul on Wednesday.

 

AA

18.10.2011