The forefathers of the Jewish people received a divine commitment that their offspring would be as numerous as the stars in heaven – but they were not given any assurance that their offspring would journey into space.
SpaceIL is a non-profit organization established in 2011 aiming to land the first Israeli spacecraft on the Moon. It came in response to the international challenge presented by Google Lunar XPRIZE: to build, launch and land an unmanned spacecraft on the Moon.
The Iron Dome missile defense system has been voted Israel’s all time top innovation in a competition organized by the Ministry of Economy for Israel’s 70th Independence Day celebrations which kick off Wednesday evening.
“This is the first time that Israeli researchers will have the opportunity to receive information directly from a completely blue and white satellite, without having to go through other countries or research agencies.”
Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) is pioneering military flight safety with the introduction of its Collision Warning System (CWS), an innovative, lifesaving solution designed to warn combat pilots in situations when potential collision with commercial and civilian aircraft is imminent.
Israel’s Ofek-11 surveillance satellite transmitted its first images Thursday, nine days after it was launched into orbit, dispelling concerns that it might have been lost in space, the Defense Ministry and Israel Aerospace Industries said in a joint statement.
The designers of the Israeli satellite that exploded on Friday say that the incident caused personal devastation and marked a huge setback for the Israeli space industry, but they’re staying positive about the future.
The fledgling Israeli space program suffered a major setback on Thursday when the SpaceX rocket, set to carry its communications satellite into orbit, exploded on the launch pad in Cape Canaveral, Florida two days before the scheduled launch.