The first stage of the S-Band antenna was put in its place on the roof of ASRI building.
NASA Aims Research Center Director, Dr. Eugene Tu, and Chief Scientist, Dr. Jacob Cohen, visited ASRI's labs, and were introduced to the SAMSON project and other ongoing research activities, including the new electric propulsion and segmented optics systems.
The project is supported by the Adelis Foundation and the Israel Space Agency of the Ministry of Science.
Prof. Pini Gurfil attended the annual event of the Technion France Association. In a panel dedicated to the future of urban mobility, Prof. Gurfil described the challenges of connected transportation from the space technology perspective. The panel also featured the president of CNES (the French Space Agency), Jean-Yves Le Gall.
Rafael is currently performing several Hall thruster performance tests at ASRI, in the Electric Propulsion lab. The tested subject is the Qualification Model (QM) of the thrusters currently in operation onboard the Venus satellite.