Technion Returns to Outer Space

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For the first time, three Israeli satellites will be launched simultaneously on March 20. The Adelis-SAMSON project from Technion involves three autonomous nanosatellites that will fly in formation and monitor Earth from space. The project is the passion of a research team led by Professor Pini Gurfil of the Asher Space Research Institute (ASRI), and the Faculty of Aerospace Engineering, with the support of the Adelis Foundation, the Goldstein Foundation, and the Israel Space Agency in the Ministry of Science and Technology.

“Basic research over the course of many years, combined with advanced Israeli technology, allows Israel to take an important step forward in the field of nanosatellites,” explained Prof. Gurfil. “This is a leap in the field of miniature satellites, in the capabilities of the Technion, and for the entire State of Israel, and one which will make the Technion a global pioneer in the fields of geolocation and satellite communication, with diverse applications including search and rescue, remote sensing, and environmental monitoring.”

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The Launch will be live-streamed this Saturday, March 20, 2021 starting at 07:15 AM Israel time on: https://youtu.be/J1nfIV-4_e8

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