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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 these days announces that a workforce of electronic transformation industry experts from Atos Romania are having section in HERA, the initially planetary defense mission of the European Room Company (ESA) in collaboration with NASA, which aims to figure out how asteroids can be deflected so that they do not hit Earth.

HERA is unprecedented in its scientific and specialized goals and will deliver the initially developing blocks of a planetary defense capability. It aims to figure out no matter if the maneuver of diverting a risky asteroid from its collision training course with Earth is the proper tactic to deploy to stop a genuine risk and will launch a deflection check to discover out.

Through the HERA mission, a workforce of experts and industry experts from Atos in Romania will check the data manipulation systems on board of the place probe through the assembly techniques and integration and verification actions. They will also help flight application growth, the loading and execution monitoring interfaces, as properly as the diagnostic interfaces for the flight processor. The multi-disciplinary workforce involves Atos industry experts in style and design, growth, validation and integration of application and hardware remedies, in particular in the parts of radio frequencies and electrical power circuits.

“The HERA mission is a big action in shielding our earth, and Romania will contribute decisively to the world wide defense effort. This mission represents an essential progress in creating the capacity of the nationwide business to acquire section in deep-place missions. By way of this expedition to a binary method of asteroids, as properly as the experimental route deviation of one of them and the careful observation of the final result, place exploration is achieving a new milestone in human historical past“, stated Marius-Ioan Piso, President of the Romanian Room Company (ROSA).

“The Atos workforce from Brașov has been operating for several several years with each other with ESA to have out different place missions and contribute to the evolution of mission organizing and control systems. On the other hand, this is the initially time we are having section in a “Planetary Protection” mission which provides us new specialized troubles, but also the gratification that we can do our section to help you save the earth in addition to our efforts in digitization and decarbonization. We are properly mindful that there is no World B“, stated Günther Lackner, VP, GM & Worldwide Head of BU Room & Avionics at Atos.

Atos Romania is a essential competency center for Atos Room world wide remedies, a dependable spouse in the journey to Room. Atos in Romania has considerable practical experience in the fields of Electric Floor Support Tools (EGSE), Mission Handle Programs (MCS), Floor Stations (GS) and Federated Identity Administration (FIM). EGSE activities carried out by Atos in Romania involve the validation of radio-frequency, satellite communications parts, verification of place shuttle devices and data flows, simulation of communications with ground stations, verification and electrical systems (solar panels, batteries, and many others.), central coordination systems for verification and control devices.

Professionals from Atos in Romania have currently contributed to different other substantial ESA & non-ESA missions, such as Euclid, Juice, Proba-three, MetOpSG, Plato, Sentinel five & six and OneWeb.

More info about Atos’ remedies for place & avionics : https://atos.internet/en/remedies/aerospace-defense-electronics

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More info on HERA

The HERA mission is section of the worldwide AIDA (Asteroid Affect & Deflection Evaluation) software, developed in collaboration with NASA, responsible for conducting the DART (Double Asteroid Redirection Examination) place check.
There are two actions in the mission:

  • In July future calendar year the DART satellite will be released and directed to hit the Didymoon asteroid (165m diameter), a all-natural satellite of the greater asteroid Didymos (775m diameter)which represents a likely risk to Earth. Specialists estimate that DART will hit the asteroid in September 2022.
  • In Oct 2024, three HERA satellites will be released to evaluate the “crime scene”. They need to get there around Didymoon in January 2027 to accumulate and evaluate essential data which will help experts superior realize the composition and composition of asteroids and to acquire new technologies and methods to deviate them.

About Atos

Atos is a world wide leader in electronic transformation with one hundred ten,000 workforce in seventy three countries and yearly revenue of € twelve billion. European variety one in Cloud, Cybersecurity and Superior-Overall performance Computing, the Group supplies conclusion-to-conclusion Orchestrated Hybrid Cloud, Major Info, Business Apps and Electronic Workplace remedies. The Group is the All over the world Info Know-how Lover for the Olympic & Paralympic Video games and operates less than the models Atos, Atos|Syntel, and Unify. Atos is a SE (Societas Europaea), stated on the CAC40 Paris inventory index.
The objective of Atos is to help style and design the long term of the info place. Its experience and services help the growth of expertise, training and investigate in a multicultural method and contribute to the growth of scientific and technological excellence. Across the world, the Group allows its consumers and workforce, and customers of societies at huge to stay, do the job and acquire sustainably, in a safe and sound and protected info place.

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