IDEF 2017: Turkey's Roketsan developing satellite launch vehicle

11 May 2017

Roketsan, Turkey's leading rocket, missile, and guided-munition manufacturer, has revealed it has been developing a satellite launch vehicle (SLV) as a private venture.

Roketsan's SLV development is currently at a conceptual design level, said a statement released by Roketsan on 6 May ahead of Turkey's 2017 International Defence Industry Fair (IDEF), adding that the SLV will be liquid-fuelled.

Roketsan, which exhibited at 2017 IDEF with a number of missiles and other munitions, has emerged as one of the leading actors in Turkey's ambitious policy of building up its aerospace industry.

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