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Scientists from Atos engage in HERA mission to preserve the planet from asteroid collision

Bucharest, Romania and Paris, France – December two, 2020,

Atos nowadays announces that a crew of digital transformation gurus from Atos Romania are getting element in HERA, the first planetary protection mission of the European Space Agency (ESA) in collaboration with NASA, which aims to ascertain how asteroids can be deflected so that they do not strike Earth.

HERA is unprecedented in its scientific and technological goals and will convey the first creating blocks of a planetary security functionality. It aims to ascertain no matter if the maneuver of diverting a harmful asteroid from its collision system with Earth is the correct approach to deploy to reduce a true danger and will launch a deflection check to come across out.

In the course of the HERA mission, a crew of researchers and gurus from Atos in Romania will check the data manipulation programs on board of the area probe in the course of the assembly techniques and integration and verification techniques. They will also aid flight software development, the loading and execution checking interfaces, as nicely as the diagnostic interfaces for the flight processor. The multi-disciplinary crew features Atos gurus in style and design, development, validation and integration of software and components remedies, primarily in the spots of radio frequencies and power circuits.

“The HERA mission is a key stage in guarding our earth, and Romania will add decisively to the world protection hard work. This mission signifies an crucial development in creating the capability of the nationwide market to get element in deep-area missions. By means of this expedition to a binary system of asteroids, as nicely as the experimental route deviation of one of them and the careful observation of the consequence, area exploration is achieving a new milestone in human record“, claimed Marius-Ioan Piso, President of the Romanian Space Agency (ROSA).

“The Atos crew from Brașov has been operating for quite a few a long time together with ESA to carry out numerous area missions and add to the evolution of mission preparing and control programs. On the other hand, this is the first time we are getting element in a “Planetary Defense” mission which delivers us new technological worries, but also the fulfillment that we can do our element to preserve the earth in addition to our attempts in digitization and decarbonization. We are nicely conscious that there is no Earth B“, claimed Günther Lackner, VP, GM & Global Head of BU Space & Avionics at Atos.

Atos Romania is a key competency middle for Atos Space world remedies, a reliable husband or wife in the journey to Space. Atos in Romania has extensive knowledge in the fields of Electric Ground Assistance Products (EGSE), Mission Management Methods (MCS), Ground Stations (GS) and Federated Identification Management (FIM). EGSE pursuits carried out by Atos in Romania include the validation of radio-frequency, satellite communications components, verification of area shuttle devices and data flows, simulation of communications with floor stations, verification and electrical programs (photo voltaic panels, batteries, and so on.), central coordination programs for verification and control devices.

Experts from Atos in Romania have by now contributed to numerous other substantial ESA & non-ESA missions, these types of as Euclid, Juice, Proba-three, MetOpSG, Plato, Sentinel 5 & 6 and OneWeb.

Extra information about Atos’ remedies for area & avionics : https://atos.internet/en/remedies/aerospace-protection-electronics

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Extra information on HERA

The HERA mission is element of the worldwide AIDA (Asteroid Impression & Deflection Assessment) method, designed in collaboration with NASA, dependable for conducting the DART (Double Asteroid Redirection Exam) area check.
There are two techniques in the mission:

  • In July next yr the DART satellite will be launched and directed to strike the Didymoon asteroid (165m diameter), a all-natural satellite of the greater asteroid Didymos (775m diameter)which signifies a probable chance to Earth. Gurus estimate that DART will strike the asteroid in September 2022.
  • In Oct 2024, three HERA satellites will be launched to review the “crime scene”. They must arrive in close proximity to Didymoon in January 2027 to accumulate and review crucial data which will assist researchers much better recognize the composition and composition of asteroids and to produce new technologies and techniques to deviate them.

About Atos

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