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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 currently announces that a crew of electronic transformation industry experts from Atos Romania are getting part in HERA, the initially planetary defense mission of the European Place Company (ESA) in collaboration with NASA, which aims to ascertain how asteroids can be deflected so that they do not strike Earth.

HERA is unparalleled in its scientific and technical aims and will deliver the initially developing blocks of a planetary protection capacity. It aims to ascertain no matter whether the maneuver of diverting a hazardous asteroid from its collision class with Earth is the proper method to deploy to reduce a genuine risk and will start a deflection test to come across out.

All through the HERA mission, a crew of experts and industry experts from Atos in Romania will test the knowledge manipulation systems on board of the place probe through the assembly processes and integration and verification measures. They will also assist flight application improvement, the loading and execution monitoring interfaces, as effectively as the diagnostic interfaces for the flight processor. The multi-disciplinary crew involves Atos industry experts in layout, improvement, validation and integration of application and hardware alternatives, particularly in the areas of radio frequencies and electrical power circuits.

“The HERA mission is a main action in shielding our world, and Romania will add decisively to the world defense effort and hard work. This mission signifies an essential progress in building the potential of the countrywide business to choose part in deep-place missions. By way of this expedition to a binary method of asteroids, as effectively as the experimental route deviation of just one of them and the thorough observation of the final result, place exploration is reaching a new milestone in human historical past“, stated Marius-Ioan Piso, President of the Romanian Place Company (ROSA).

“The Atos crew from Brașov has been operating for numerous years with each other with ESA to carry out several place missions and add to the evolution of mission planning and manage systems. Nevertheless, this is the initially time we are getting part in a “Planetary Defense” mission which delivers us new technical troubles, but also the fulfillment that we can do our part to conserve the world in addition to our initiatives in digitization and decarbonization. We are effectively conscious that there is no Earth B“, stated Günther Lackner, VP, GM & Worldwide Head of BU Place & Avionics at Atos.

Atos Romania is a essential competency middle for Atos Place world alternatives, a trusted companion in the journey to Place. Atos in Romania has comprehensive knowledge in the fields of Electric powered Floor Assist Machines (EGSE), Mission Manage Methods (MCS), Floor Stations (GS) and Federated Id Administration (FIM). EGSE routines carried out by Atos in Romania consist of the validation of radio-frequency, satellite communications parts, verification of place shuttle instruments and knowledge flows, simulation of communications with floor stations, verification and electrical systems (photo voltaic panels, batteries, etcetera.), central coordination systems for verification and manage instruments.

Professionals from Atos in Romania have by now contributed to several other significant ESA & non-ESA missions, these types of as Euclid, Juice, Proba-3, MetOpSG, Plato, Sentinel 5 & 6 and OneWeb.

Extra data about Atos’ alternatives for place & avionics : https://atos.internet/en/alternatives/aerospace-defense-electronics

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Extra data on HERA

The HERA mission is part of the global AIDA (Asteroid Effects & Deflection Evaluation) application, made in collaboration with NASA, liable for conducting the DART (Double Asteroid Redirection Check) place test.
There are two measures in the mission:

  • In July following yr the DART satellite will be introduced and directed to strike the Didymoon asteroid (165m diameter), a all-natural satellite of the more substantial asteroid Didymos (775m diameter)which signifies a probable risk to Earth. Gurus estimate that DART will strike the asteroid in September 2022.
  • In October 2024, 3 HERA satellites will be introduced to analyze the “crime scene”. They should really arrive in the vicinity of Didymoon in January 2027 to collect and analyze essential knowledge which will help experts improved fully grasp the composition and composition of asteroids and to build new systems and approaches to deviate them.

About Atos

Atos is a world chief in electronic transformation with a hundred and ten,000 workers in 73 nations and once-a-year revenue of € twelve billion. European variety just one in Cloud, Cybersecurity and Higher-Overall performance Computing, the Team gives close-to-close Orchestrated Hybrid Cloud, Significant Facts, Enterprise Apps and Digital Workplace alternatives. The Team is the Worldwide Information Know-how Husband or wife for the Olympic & Paralympic Online games and operates beneath the brand names Atos, Atos|Syntel, and Unify. Atos is a SE (Societas Europaea), mentioned on the CAC40 Paris stock index.
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