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The Ofek 10 satellite preserved the achievement of its predecessors and operates with 100% success; VP from Bat-Hell: It's not trivial, we are working hard to achieve it"

Head of the Space Directorate of the Ministry of Defense Amnon Harari: "Everything you have planned is working great so far and the satellite has already made a thousand laps around the Earth"

Dr. Inbal Kreis, VP of Bat-Hell. Photo: Avi Blizovsky
Dr. Inbal Kreis, Vice President of Bat-Hell. Photo: Avi Blizovsky

At a conference to mark the 30th anniversary of the Israel Space Agency at the Ministry of Science, the head of the Defense Ministry's Space Directorate, Amnon Harari, said today: "Two months after the launch of Ofek 10 into space, I can report today a XNUMX percent success with the satellite - everything we have planned has worked great so far and the satellite has already made a thousand orbits around the earth. You can say that this is a hundred percent success on the first try. The satellite had to make a special maneuver and activate a radar, and after the first lap we already saw that it was a success, which is not a given."

Dr. Inbal Kreis, Vice President of Bat Halal, who represented the Israeli space industry at the conference, which was held in collaboration with the Yuval Na'eman workshop for science, technology and defense, said that this achievement is not trivial and that the aerospace industry works very hard throughout the life cycle of the satellites to reach this achievement.

Crais detailed the wide variety of types of satellites developed and manufactured in Israel focusing on civilian applications ranging from the Amos family of satellites to various types of commercial, military and scientific observation satellites - in the fields of electro-optics and radar satellites (the newest of which is Ofek 10).

"When you ask how the industry is an engine of growth and a civilian driving force, you have to understand that the Israeli space industry community leads so many industries and educational and academic systems. Many civil derivatives emerge from this partnership. The academic bodies benefit from the extensive activity that contributes to the promotion of infrastructural research, the R&D process, student projects. It is a locomotive that accelerates and all the factors are moving forward in order to maintain the technological leadership. The end-to-end capability of the Israeli industry, starting with the planning of a satellite, its production, its integration, its launch into space and its operation in orbit for years and years, is exceptional and is granted only to a limited number of powers on the globe."

"Maintaining the ability is a challenge in itself, it's really not self-evident, therefore there is a need for cooperation with the academy, the various industry parties, as well as the civilian and military customers. It is part of our daily task but also part of our daily headache.

"The locomotive leads mainly technological education after him. In this context, we do quite a few student projects in universities, space courses in high schools, training in technological trends so that more and more youth will go to study technology, engineering and science, this is an important goal in itself. Engineers from the factory invest their free time after work in education. In the same context, we also support the SPACEIL project, which plans to land a spacecraft with the Israeli flag on the moon in order to attract youth and young people, ignite their imagination and inspiration, and make them choose to study science and engineering subjects.

"The field of nano-satellites is taking on larger dimensions. We are involved in many nano-satellite projects together with the academy, such as Samson in collaboration with the Technion, within the framework of which three satellites will be launched to help locate a location on Earth. Another project with Ben Gurion University to test a certain camera that will be able to provide images for specific events on Earth. The nanosatellite projects allow us to try on a small scale the programming tests of technologies that will then be implemented in large projects."

"Another project we are involved in is the Venus project in collaboration with the Israeli Space Agency and the French Space Agency. This is a scientific mission whose main focus is environmental monitoring, monitoring of agricultural crops, water reservoirs, infections, when for this scientific mission a certain route is chosen for the satellite so that it can return to the same site to minimize the risk of not being able to see. This is a super spectral satellite, which is an Israeli invention. The satellite will cover 12 spectral domains in the visible and near-IR range, and it will make it possible to measure the level of chlorophyll in the plant. As a secondary task, the programming of an electric propulsion system that will be used by next-generation satellites will also be tested on the Venus satellite."

"Additional and equally important satellites are the observation satellites. Israel, besides being a space power is also a power of aid missions, every time there is a disaster on the globe we are the first to send an aid mission. When a disaster occurs, our observation satellites are busy assessing the disaster areas, and help plan the provision of aid and find sites for the establishment of aid centers, as well as examine the condition of the airports in the area to know where to land, this was particularly noticeable in the aid mission following the typhoon disaster in the Philippines."

"Another satellite planned today at our factory is the Shalom satellite, a hyperspectral satellite that covers 240 spectral domains from 0.4 to 2.5 microns, and will cover wide areas for a variety of applications. It will be possible to see the dedicated signature of each pixel, and we will be able to know whether it is vegetation, water reservoirs or bare ground for a variety of applications ranging from monitoring processes in industrial production, monitoring wastewater and hazardous materials, monitoring natural disasters: tsunamis, mudslides, glaciers, tsunamis, volcanoes . In the applied fields we can mention oil and mineral detection (where the minerals on the surface of the ground hint at what is happening below the ground. We are building a data bank of the characteristics to find the fingerprints of these connections. Other applications are urban monitoring - urban planning and real estate, enforcement; agriculture - identification and monitoring of diseases, yield, identification and monitoring of vegetation quality, crop classification, identification and monitoring of soil quality, soil erosion and monitoring, identification of waterlogging, lack of nitrogen, weed and insect control, the amount of carbon, salt minerals, excess irrigation, lack of irrigation, etc. This requires Technological capabilities of signal processing and advanced algorithms that will be able to provide all the information automatically from observation satellites."

We also operate the control rooms of Amos satellites, and maintain their survival. As mentioned, the Israeli satellites have a good longevity, because we use the energy and the excess in an intelligent way."

In conclusion, Kreis said: "The space industry is far from being painted in military colors and it leads the economy, society, education and technological advancement."

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  1. Joseph
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  2. Right. The reasoning is not scientific. I wanted to say briefly, that apart from very advanced weapons that are doing a good job here in Israel, an alliance is needed as much as possible with enemy countries, I am not talking about peace at all. And this worries us all: to preserve a relatively sane country in the region. I could talk about new satellite technologies that I found on the net, but it's not worth revealing information that most of us didn't locate in public.

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  5. In view of the establishment of a Muslim chaos state from Yemen to Syria, and in Africa we have become a crusader state that is currently defending it
    This is her army and her technological advantage. But it has a big drawback - and that is that a momentary weakness, collapses the order, as above an unwise leader like Gui de Lisinian (?) was for that kingdom of Jerusalem. I mean the same leader who sought contact with Saladin and he ate him for breakfast at the Battle of Kerni Khittin.
    In my opinion, in view of what is happening in Iraq and Africa and Yemen, an underground coalition should have been formed with Saudi Arabia, Jordan, the Gulf countries and even Iran, and Turkey, but they are busy hating us. The nightmare dream of the Iranians is also coming true. The methods they used against the rest of the world are now directed against them as well, by Al Qaeda. Let's say we helped them eradicate al-Qaeda, they will turn their energy to us later.

  6. Simply fascinating, kudos to everyone involved in the above developments, this is the source of our strength.

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