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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 today announces that a workforce of electronic transformation specialists from Atos Romania are taking section in HERA, the 1st planetary protection mission of the European Place Agency (ESA) in collaboration with NASA, which aims to figure out how asteroids can be deflected so that they do not hit Earth.

HERA is unparalleled in its scientific and technological goals and will provide the 1st setting up blocks of a planetary safety capacity. It aims to figure out irrespective of whether the maneuver of diverting a unsafe asteroid from its collision study course with Earth is the proper strategy to deploy to avert a actual risk and will start a deflection check to obtain out.

During the HERA mission, a workforce of scientists and specialists from Atos in Romania will check the details manipulation methods on board of the house probe all through the assembly strategies and integration and verification methods. They will also assistance flight program development, the loading and execution monitoring interfaces, as nicely as the diagnostic interfaces for the flight processor. The multi-disciplinary workforce contains Atos specialists in design and style, development, validation and integration of program and components remedies, primarily in the areas of radio frequencies and electricity circuits.

“The HERA mission is a important stage in guarding our world, and Romania will contribute decisively to the world protection effort. This mission represents an significant development in establishing the potential of the countrywide marketplace to choose section in deep-house missions. Via this expedition to a binary process of asteroids, as nicely as the experimental route deviation of one particular of them and the very careful observation of the outcome, house exploration is reaching a new milestone in human record“, mentioned Marius-Ioan Piso, President of the Romanian Place Agency (ROSA).

“The Atos workforce from Brașov has been doing work for numerous yrs together with ESA to have out various house missions and contribute to the evolution of mission scheduling and control methods. On the other hand, this is the 1st time we are taking section in a “Planetary Defense” mission which brings us new technological worries, but also the fulfillment that we can do our section to save the world in addition to our attempts in digitization and decarbonization. We are nicely knowledgeable that there is no Earth B“, mentioned Günther Lackner, VP, GM & World-wide Head of BU Place & Avionics at Atos.

Atos Romania is a essential competency centre for Atos Place world remedies, a trustworthy spouse in the journey to Place. Atos in Romania has considerable working experience in the fields of Electrical Floor Assistance Machines (EGSE), Mission Manage Methods (MCS), Floor Stations (GS) and Federated Identity Management (FIM). EGSE activities carried out by Atos in Romania include the validation of radio-frequency, satellite communications parts, verification of house shuttle devices and details flows, simulation of communications with floor stations, verification and electrical methods (solar panels, batteries, etcetera.), central coordination methods for verification and control devices.

Experts from Atos in Romania have presently contributed to various other considerable ESA & non-ESA missions, this sort of as Euclid, Juice, Proba-3, MetOpSG, Plato, Sentinel five & 6 and OneWeb.

More info about Atos’ remedies for house & avionics : https://atos.web/en/remedies/aerospace-protection-electronics

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More info on HERA

The HERA mission is section of the intercontinental AIDA (Asteroid Influence & Deflection Evaluation) plan, created in collaboration with NASA, liable for conducting the DART (Double Asteroid Redirection Test) house check.
There are two methods in the mission:

  • In July up coming 12 months the DART satellite will be released and directed to hit the Didymoon asteroid (165m diameter), a pure satellite of the more substantial asteroid Didymos (775m diameter)which represents a probable danger to Earth. Gurus estimate that DART will hit the asteroid in September 2022.
  • In Oct 2024, 3 HERA satellites will be released to review the “crime scene”. They really should get there in close proximity to Didymoon in January 2027 to accumulate and review significant details which will aid scientists better have an understanding of the composition and framework of asteroids and to acquire new technologies and strategies to deviate them.

About Atos

Atos is a world leader in electronic transformation with 110,000 personnel in seventy three nations around the world and yearly profits of € 12 billion. European number one particular in Cloud, Cybersecurity and Significant-General performance Computing, the Group supplies finish-to-finish Orchestrated Hybrid Cloud, Major Details, Enterprise Purposes and Digital Place of work remedies. The Group is the Around the globe Details Know-how Spouse for the Olympic & Paralympic Online games and operates less than the manufacturers Atos, Atos|Syntel, and Unify. Atos is a SE (Societas Europaea), listed on the CAC40 Paris stock index.
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