The Indo Israel - Student Satellite Project 2022

On Feburary 13th, a delegation from Indian universities visited ASRI as part of the Indo Israel - Student Satellite Project 2022. They got a tour of all of ASRI's laboratories and heard a talk from ASRI director, Prof. Pini Gurfil, about the SAMSON project.

Prof. Gurfil interviewed about his talk at the 2018 Genova Science Festival

To watch the interview, click here.

SAMSON Solar Panel Deployment Experiment


M. Rubanovich, Outstanding Technion Employee

ASRI is very happy and proud to announce that Maxim Rubanovich was chosen as a Technion Outstanding Employee. 
Maxim is the lab engineer in the Electric Propulsion lab, and has been a part of ASRI since the lab was first founded, 10 years ago. 

Adelis-SAMSON Ground Station Inauguration Ceremony

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 Ground Station and Mission Control Center's construction was completed!

ASRI's new Ground Station and Mission Control Center

The first stage of the S-Band antenna was put in its place on the roof of ASRI building.

The UHF/VHF antennae of ASRI's new Ground Station and Mission Control Center were installed

The Ambassador of Italy to Israel visits ASRI

Mr. Gianluigi Benedetti, Ambassador of Italy to Israel, visited ASRI and was presented with the recent research achievements of the different labs. 

NASA Aims Research Center Director visits ASRI

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.