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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.

Israeli Pride: Technion to launch first autonomous nanosatellite formation into space in 2018

The project is supported by the Adelis Foundation and the Israel Space Agency of the Ministry of Science.

Le colloque annuel du Technion France: Vers la Révolution 4.0 à la Maison de la Chimie

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.

Hall-thruster tests in ASRI's Electric Propulsion lab

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.

“Global Frontiers in Science and Technology” visit ASRI

30 Chinese Chairs/CEOs of substantial businesses ranging from automotive, construction, chemicals, food, hospitality, medical products, financial services etc. visited ASRI. The visitors are part of “Global Frontiers in Science and Technology” which consists of 7 weeks at Oxford, S Valley, Boston, Israel etc.