The Turkish science team, currently conducting space research in coordination with expeditions in Antarctica, has completed their research activities on Dismal Island. Under the Turkish Presidency and the Industry and Technology Ministry, with coordination by the Turkish-based TÜBITAK MAM Polar Research Institute, seven scientists from the expedition arrived at Dismal Island.
The team located 40 nautical miles from Horseshoe Island did maintenance and repair work on Türkiye’s first permanent Global Navigation Satellite System station located outside Turkish borders. Measures were taken while examining the island to prevent the spread of bird flu, which was previously seen in places close to Antarctica and recently detected in the white continent and in the region.
In other news, SpaceX’s Dragon Capsule successfully splashed down off Florida at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time (1:30 p.m. GMT) on Friday, carrying Turkish, Italian, Spanish, and Swedish space travelers. This marks a major milestone in space exploration and underscores Turkey’s commitment to advancing scientific knowledge through collaborative efforts with international partners.