"The DevOps industry is expanding to space – now is the time to explore new frontiers"
Fred Simon, JFrog's Co-Founder and Chief Data Scientist believes many of today's space challenges can be solved with software
CTech | 10:30 11.07.2021
"The Space industry has grown to an ecosystem of 500 companies worldwide and dozens of players here in Israel. Today we see things starting to connect, and it is time to invest in this area," said Omri Green, General Partner at Grove Ventures, speaking at the "Release Fast or Crash Your Satellite" panel, as part of JFrog's Yalla DevOps 2021 event. "Israel has advantages in technology needed in the space market, such as image processing and AI," added Green in the panel hosted by Eliran Rubin, Director of Strategic Business Development at TLV Partners. "The last two decades have seen us entering what is called 'new space': the term describing space industry's ability to lower costs and be more accessible to start-ups," said Dr. Adi Ninio Greenberg, science and technology consultant at the Israel Space Agency in the Ministry of Science and Technology. "Elon Musk's SpaceX reusable rockets have made launches much cheaper, while another contributor has been nanotechnology. The ability to miniaturize components and build much smaller spacecraft lowered the cost of entry to the market and opened the door to numerous new players."