JAXA (Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency) visits ASRI

Prof. Hitoshi Kuninaka, Director General, Mr. Yoshio Tokaku, Director for International Strategy and Coordination, and Prof. Ryu Funase from the JAXA (Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency) Institute of Space and Astronautical Science (ISAS), visited ASRI. 

Dr. Tao Nie rejoins ASRI, as a Post-Doctoral fellow

Dr. Tao Nie comes back to ASRI to assume a post-doctoral position, after completing his Ph.D. studies at Harbin Institute of Technology. Dr. Tao was previously a visiting Ph.D. student at Technion under the supervision of Prof. Gurfil.

Operation of Wall-less Hall Effect Micro-thruster (Wall-less HEMT)

Propellant: Xenon, Power: 3 – 30 W

Micro-thruster is intended for installing in nanosatellites with the aim to compensate atmospheric drag in low orbits, keeping a required distance between nanosatellites in the constellation and performing other operations in space.

Nadav Mailhot won 1st prize for Masters category in the Annual Graduate Studies Research Day

The Annual Graduate Studies Research Day took place on March 27th, 2019, at the Faculty of Aerospace Engineering. Best posters by M.Sc. students and Ph.D. students were chosen by a committee, and the crowd picked its favorite.

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.

Adelis-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!