jeudi 18 juin 2009

Israeli tech aids NASA in space

NASA plans to use equipment produced by Kfar Saba-based Sital Technology to launch a satellite on Thursday that will investigate the Moon, Mars and beyond. During the mission, the robotic spacecraft is to orbit the Moon. The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter constitutes the first part of NASA's new mission to "extend human presence in the solar system."

The satellite is tasked with "finding safe landing sites, locating potential resources, characterizing the radiation environment, and demonstrating new technology."

Sital's contribution is a small communications chip implanted into every subsystem in the satellite. The chip links the various components of the satellite, passing data among them. For example, the new chip is responsible for sending information from the radar to the laser system. Sital's Vice President for Marketing & Sales Duli Yariv, 43, founder and R&D Manager Ofer Hoffman, 44, and CEO Nir Hamzani, 40, are the three most responsible for creating the communication chip being used for the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter.
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Source: article de Dov Leiber @ JPost

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