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Video: 8th Int’l Conference Salutes Israel’s Space Community

Delegations from around the world came to discuss co-operation in developing space research at the annual Ilan Ramon Space Conference.

By Yoni Kempinski


The Eighth Annual International Ilan Ramon Space Conference took place this week in Herzliya and was attended by many representatives from around the world. Brig. Gen (res.) Asaf Agmon, CEO of the Fisher Institute for Air and Space Strategic Studies, told Arutz Sheva TV that this year’s event was attended by the largest number of foreign delegations ever and this is seen as yet another approval and confirmation of the contribution of the Israeli space community to the International space community. Continue Reading »

Israel Too is a Leader in Space Exploration

State of Israel has successfully launched 13 satellites that have collectively accumulated 66 orbiting years & has achieved 100% success in all orbit missions.


Israel is among the global leaders in many areas of space exploration, such as the possession of an extensive satellite system for research purposes.

Amos5 geostationary satellite attached to rocket - Photo: REUTERS

Amos5 geostationary satellite attached to rocket – Photo: REUTERS

Science and Technology Minister Daniel Hershkowitz briefed other ministers at Sunday’s cabinet meeting on the nation’s activity in space and satellites, stressing the areas in which the country is a leader as well as its cooperative activities in the fields with other nations. Continue Reading »

Jerusalem Will Host 2015 Int’l Space Convention


Int’l Astronautic Federation to hold 2015 convention in Jerusalem; ‘Israel is an int’l power in the field,’ says Science & Technology Ministry

By Ynet


The International Astronautical Federation announced over the weekend, that Israel was chosen to host the 2015 annual Astronautic convention, during its congress meeting in Napoli, Italy.

Israeli communication satellite (Photo: Space Communications)

Israeli communication satellite – Photo: Space Communications

The Israeli Space Agency’s proposal was favored by more than half of the federation member-nations, beating the Thai and Mexican proposals.

“The Israeli proposal emphasized its uniqueness and Jerusalem‘s special character, as well as the government support in hosting the convention,” said a statement by the Science and Technology Ministry. Continue Reading »

Israel’s domestic satellite industry saved

Israeli company Spacecom selects Israel Aerospace Industries to produce the Amos 6 communications satellite in a $200 million deal.



The decision to award the construction of Israel’s newest communications satelite to a state-owned company has probably saved the life of the production line and was likely done to preserve independence for defense communications.

The Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) has announced that it was selected in an international tender to produce the Amos 6 communications satellite, which is to replace the Amos 2 sometime in 2016. The deal is worth $200 million and includes a satellite ground control station and operating services. Continue Reading »

Solar system may have evolved faster than thought

Scientists say solar system came into being 4.5 billion years after Big Bang, but formation took shorter time.


The vast solar system that contains Earth is not older than scientists had thought, but it apparently developed faster than they surmised, according to an international team of researchers from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and universities and laboratories in the US and Japan.

The astronomical team, who published their findings in a recent issue of the prestigious journal Science, said that the solar system indeed came into being some 4.5 billion years after the Big Bang, but its formation took a shorter time than researchers had thought.

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