U.N. set to debate draft resolution calling for Israel to head efforts to assist agriculture worldwide via the images from its Israeli-French vegetation monitoring microsatellite, Venus.
Shlomo Cesana and Israel Hayom Staff
The United Nations is expected to announce Monday that Israel will head efforts to assist agriculture worldwide through the analysis of satellite images derived from its Venus satellite.
Illustration of the VENµS minisatellite – Image credit- CNES, IAI
The Venus vegetation and environment monitoring microsatellite, launched into space in late July, was developed by Israel Aerospace Industries in collaboration with the French space agency CNES.
Israel’s Rafael Advanced Defense Systems produced the satellite’s innovative electric propulsion system, and defense electronics contractor Elbit Systems provided advanced high-resolution cameras that will enable the satellite to better monitor the earth’s vegetation and any changes on the ground. Continue Reading »
This coming Wednesday, the Israel Space Agency will launch two satellites into space from the French launch center in Koro, New Guinea, one a spy satellite, the other for research.
– Israel Space Agency chief, Avi Blasberger: ‘Several countries are interested in our observation satellites.’
By Udi Etsion<
In 1984, Avi Blasberger was one of the first engineers at the Elop company, now owned by Elbit Systems, transferred to working on a top secret project: developing the camera for Israel’s forthcoming spy satellite, a capability only possessed by the US and the USSR at the time.
Illustration of the VENµS satellite – Image credit- CNES, IAI
“Years later, a South Korean delegation visited us and asked who taught us to build satellites,” recounts Blasberger, now the director of the Israel Space Agency. Continue Reading »
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 »