The Aerospace Plasma Laboratory (APL) was founded in 2015 by Asst. Prof. Igal Kronhaus for carrying out a program of research and development of innovative miniaturized plasma devices for propulsion applications. APL is currently active in two areas of research:

1. Electric rocket propulsion for nanosatellite applications

Space Optics

The Space Optics Laboratory is th

Electric Propulsion

Present-day stage in the development of worldwide spacecraft technology is characterized by an increasing use of electric propulsion (EP) for solving a broad spectrum of problems: from a correction of a spacecraft position in orbit to a radical change of its flight trajectory and implementations of interplanetary missions.


The Distributed Space Systems Laboratory (DSSL) was designed and built in the Faculty of Aerospace Engineering and is located in the Asher Space Research Institute.