A new satellite mission control center was inaugurated at ASRI yesterday. The new center includes the Adelis Ground Station and an array of antennae for satellite command, control, and communication. It will be used to control the SAMSON mission and obtain data from the satellites. For the article in Ynet, see here.
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 Adelis-SAMSON project and other ongoing research activities, including the new electric propulsion and segmented optics systems.