Space Studies

Space studies include spacecraft, satellites, space telescopes, space stations and the development of supporting infrastructure equipment and procedures. In the last 25 years, developments in space studies have started to shape significantly development levels of countries, prosperity of societies and their expectations for the future. Space science and technologies have been increasingly used in communication, disaster management, security, agriculture, mining, urban planning and other fields.

Educational Vision;

With Space Sciences and Technologies, unlike engineering practices that use current scientific knowledge, we highlight the production and application of knowledge through education, training and research, which aim at taking scientific knowledge and space studies further beyond basic space applications.

Educational Content

  • Space Sciences
    Definition of space and introduction to space sciences. The history of spaceflights, their development, rocket types, fuels and physical features of rockets. Types of satellite orbits. Spacecrafts according to their intended use. Uncrewed or crewed spaceflights to the Moon or other planets. Sociological effects of space studies, space settlements, space law. Space studies are planned for the future.
  • Life in Space
    Definition of space, known limits of space. Space research centers. Research stations in space. Space suits, space diseases, food and exercise programs. Scientific projects in space.
  • Aerial Photography and Image Interpretation
    What is Aerial Photography?
    Aerial Photography, satellites and remote sensing systems with photographic sensors have taken their current form as an advanced technology. With the development of satellites carrying sensing systems that observe the Earth in recent years, it has become possible to obtain a large amount of data in photographic and other forms about the Earth.
    The aim of the training is to teach how aerial photography and image interpretation are carried out by defining basic concepts such as classification of maps, aerial photographs and their importance, flight lines and overlays, scales in aerial photography, stereoscopic images and cartography.
  • Basics of Remote Sensing:
    What is Remote Sensing?
    The images and digital data that we obtain with Remote Sensing science and technology serve to carry out studies on geology, hydrogeology, flora, land use, soil survey and mapping, erosion, weather forecasting, product determination, environmental pollution and monitoring the movements of animals in nature, locating forest fires long before the smoke appears, water pollution, movements of icebergs, production and updating of small and medium-sized topographical maps, and much more.
    Remote sensing, electromagnetic spectrum, sensors/sensing platforms, photographic systems, multiband systems, active remote sensing, passive remote sensing, image interpretation, image classification, range of application of remote sensing.