At the Haifa downtown event (08.10.17) the Distributed Space Systems Laboratory (DSSL) and the Aerospace Plasma Laboratory (APL), representing the Asher Space Research Institute (ASRI) and Aerospace Engineering Faculty, will showcase satellite models, videos and posters about their cutting edge research to the wide public.
All are welcome to visit us!
We are entering a new era in human history called The Age of Infinite, a time of potentially infinite opportunities and resources for future generations based on our decisions and actions today.
A paper on the new reaction wheel developed at ASRI will be presented during the conference, to be held in Moscow, Russia, 30/5-1/6.
Ionthrusters are nowadays routinely used onsatellites for attitude control and fordedicated space missions, such as GOCE andDawn. The commonly used propellant for ionthrusters is the noble-gas xenon, whichcomprise some advantages such as highatomic mass, no chemical reactivity, andefficient ionization. One disadvantage ofxenon is the high price, which leads tohigh costs for testing and qualificationof thrusters. Potential candidates foralternative propellants are currentlyunder investigation in the electricpropulsion community.