IAI and Technion co-develop micro-satellites to aid search and rescue missions from space
The receiver for the ADELIS-SAMSON project was developed and built by ELTA Systems, a division of IAI
The three satellites will fly in orbit without human intervention and can receive signals from Earth, process them and as a result detect the exact location the signals originated from, capabilities that can be used to to help search and rescue operations, conduct remote sensing, and carry out environmental monitoring missions.
The ADELIS-SAMSON project was led by Professor Pini Gurfil, head of the Asher Space Research Institute and a faculty member in Technion’s Aerospace Engineering. He worked alongside Avner Kaidar, Eviatar Edlerman, Dr. Alex Frid, and Hovik Agalarian (pictured).
“We worked closely with IAI engineers on this development for more than five years,” said Prof. Gurfil in a statement. “The project showcases the benefits of academy-industry collaboration, which yielded an outstanding result in the form of an innovative space-borne system. We thank IAI engineers for their professionalism and commitment. The system we co-developed places ADELIS-SAMSON at the forefront of nano-satellite technology.”The project is supported by the ADELIS Foundation, the Goldstein Foundation, and Israel's Space Agency.