COTS-CAPSULE - development of a device for protecting space-based systems against cosmic radiation
Chief researcher: Yoav Simhoni, Tel Aviv University
Partners: University Tel Aviv, Israel Aerospace Industries, Afeka College
The capsule mission, which is going to be launched to the International Space Station, is part of a research and development program for an innovative space-based device. The device will enable use of commercial electronics in a space environment and will provide protection against the damage caused by cosmic radiation. The capsule device has the potential to revolutionize the satellite industry. It will have a significant financial effect. The device will enable advanced electronic components to be used in a space environment, substantially shortening the lead times and costs of development of space-grade products.
Inclusion of the Capsule mission within the Rakia program will provide a rare opportunity to examine the building blocks of this technology in space as part of the national mission to launch the second Israeli to space. Alongside the academic research, this activity and the research subject are leveraged in favor of advancing an educational-scientific space and radiation program.
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