The First Symposium on Space Economy, Space Law and Space Sciences, İstanbul, Turkey, 29 - 30 May 2021, pp.59-98
Within the scope of the space economy, which expresses a process economy, space activities are carried out on a
global scale. Some criteria such as the number, quality, outputs of space activities, the importance given to these
activities, financial resources, and time present a picture of States experiencing different processes in the field of
the space economy. For this reason, there is no uniform financial and legal picture for each State. However, there
is a certainty that space activities are gaining speed day by day, and this situation brings with it researches on the
space economy. Parallel to this, an area of space law emerges in which the space economy forms its infrastructure.
Space procurements take a central place in an examination of the space economy. Within the scope of space
activities, it can be clearly determined that space procurements are at the centre of the space economy in the
examples of NASA and ESA. Because ESA and NASA spend almost all of the budget allocated to space activities
with space procurements. Turkiye’s space activities have gained momentum in recent years in the space economy
process. In this context, at this point where the space economy process needs the most in the current situation, in
terms of these activities, for a Turkish space strategy/policy to be formed under the leadership of the TSA, which
is tasked and authorized, it has become very important to present the concrete situation with sample applications
and to develop proposals for space procurements.