A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed on Monday, March 27, involving the Technion, the Slovak Space Office, and the Slovak Technical University, in the presence of the Israeli Space Agency. The signing ceremony took place as part of the visit of the Slovak President, Mr. Kiska, to the Technion. The MoU reflects the interest of the parties to collaborate on nanosatellite technologies research and development.
A Delegation from Mahanakorn University of Technology in Thailand, including President Professor Sujate Jantarang, visited ASRI's labs.
Engineers at ASRI have developed an innovative reaction wheel, which is considerably cheaper than existing commercial reaction wheels. The new reaction wheel has successfully passed environmental experiments, which include vacuum, thermal, and vibration tests.
Liran Sahar, an AE student who performed an experimental project in ASRI's DSSL, won the Seginer Award for his work on developing a new reaction wheel for nanosatellites, under the supervision of Prof. Gurfil.
H.E. Mr. Hennadii Nadolenko, Ambassador of Ukraine to Israel, visited ASRI's labs and discussed opportunities for collaboration.
Prof. Gurfil met H.E. Ambassador Peter Hulenyi, the Slovak ambassador to Israel, to discuss joint activities in space science and technology.
A delegation from Chile, including Profs. Alee and Diaz, Dr. Finger, Mr. Lagos, Mr. Anguita, Mr. Najum and Col. Marguitot, visited ASRI to explore possible collaboration.
A delegation from Politecnico di Bari visited ASRI to discuss possible collaboration.The delegation included Eugenio Di Sciascio - Rector, Vito Albino - Vice-rector for Research and Technology Transfer , Francesco Cupertino - Associate Professor of Converters, Electrical Machines and Drives, Tommaso Di Noia - Associate Professor of Information Systems, Michele Mossa - Professor of Hydraulics  and Giuseppe Pascazio - Professor of Fluid Dynamics,