The Venµs, a vegetation & environment monitoring micro-satellite is scheduled to be launched into space from French Guinea in August.
• It’s a collaboration between Israel’s Aerospace Industries, Elbit Systems, Rafael Advanced Defense Systems and France’s space agency.
By Ilan Gattegno and Dan Lavie
The construction of Venus, Israel’s first environmental research satellite, has been completed, and it is set to be launched into space this summer.
Science and Technology Minister Ofir Akunis introduces the Venus – Facebook/Yakov Saar
Venus, a vegetation and environment monitoring micro-satellite, was assembled by the Israel Aerospace Industries in collaboration with CNES, France’s space agency. Continue Reading »
Israel’s Knesset Subcommittee on Space says restarting satellite program must be made a national priority
after the loss of Amos-5 & Amos-6 satellites, leaving Israel with only 2 working communication satellites.
Israel will have only two communications satellites in space in 2017, but it needs to maintain four satellites in orbit, a new report by the Knesset Subcommittee on Space said.
The panel, reporting to the Knesset Science and Technology Committee, was set up following the loss of the Amos-5 and Amos-6 communications satellites.
AMOS 6 explodes Sept. 1, 2016 – YouTube Screenshot
Communications with Amos-5 was lost in November 2015, while Amos-6 was destroyed in Sept. Continue Reading »
British Ambassador to Israel, David Quarrey said, “The UK is proud that more Israeli students & scientists will now be working together with their British peers,” collaborating in bilateral programs.
By JUDY SIEGEL-ITZKOVICH
Hundreds of British and Israeli researchers will benefit from new bilateral programs announced by the British government during UK-Israel Science Day last week.
A woman holds a Union flag umbrella in front of the Big Ben clock tower (R) and the Houses of Parliament in London. – Photo: REUTERS
The Science, Technology and Space Ministry in Jerusalem announced on Monday that the NIS 1.5 million funding will enhance research in water, medicine, agriculture, nanotechnology and other sciences and increase the number of scientists from the two countries who work together; at present, hundreds of researchers are already collaborating in existing bilateral programs. Continue Reading »