Apr 16, 2022

Ax-1, Israel and the ‘New Space’ revolution: Q&A with Israel space chief Uri Oron

Posted by in categories: robotics/AI, satellites

Israel punches above its weight in space science and exploration, as it does in most other arenas.

For example, the country developed its own line of orbital rockets, the Shavit (“Comet”) series, which has lofted a number of satellites over the years. And in April 2019, Israel’s Beresheet (“In the Beginning”) mission attempted to put a robotic lander down on the moon, something achieved only by the United States, the USSR/Russia and China — and nearly succeeded.

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