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Young Talents’ Dreams Touch the Sky with Roketsan’s Rocket Competition

09 September 2019

Held with the sponsorship of Roketsan and participation of TÜBİTAK SAGE “Rocket Competition” received a record amount of interest. The competition is held within the scope of second TEKNOFEST 2019 Istanbul Aerospace and Technology Festival, the world’s second biggest aerospace event with over 550 thousand visitors. The first rocket competition was organized last year, again as a part of TEKNOFEST. The festival aims to promote the production of national technology in various areas by encouraging talented and tech-savvy new generations from every age. This year, 571 teams – 341 for low altitude and 230 for high altitude categories – applied for the competition. 79 teams have successfully passed the preliminary assessment stages and qualified to take part in the rocket competition through September 4 – 10 in Aksaray Test Range. The competition was held with the participation of Minister of Industry and Technology, Mustafa VARANK and President of Defense Industries Prof. Dr. İsmail DEMİR on the third day of the event. Finalists of high school, university and postgraduate students have competed at low and high altitude categories. All expenses from the model rocket motors to be used by the teams to their transportation and accommodation were covered by Roketsan. Award ceremony for the victorious teams will be held during TEKNOFEST 2019 Istanbul Aerospace and Technology Festival in Atatürk Airport on 17 – 22 September. As a company aiming to encourage young generations to contribute to national production through developing themselves in their own areas of interest, Roketsan is proud to become a part of the TEKNOFEST technology platform once more, which allows the youth to express their talents.

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