Three Technion projects will be tested on board the International Space Station, as part of the Ramon Foundation and the Israeli Ministry of Science and Technology’s “Rakia Mission”. The projects were carefully selected by a scientific-technological committee appointed by the Ramon Foundation and the Israeli Ministry of Science and Technology;
Before launching any satellite into orbit, a verification test procedure is required, with one of the critical environmental tests being the thermal vacuum (TV) test. However, many low-budget nanosatellite projects, mostly led by universities, decide to spare the expenses of this high cost testing procedure. Others may perform the test using superfluous infrastructure, with a testing process unsuited specifically for nanosatellites.