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



Bucharest, Romania and Paris, France – December 2, 2020,

Atos now announces that a crew of digital transformation industry experts from Atos Romania are taking portion in HERA, the first planetary defense mission of the European Room Company (ESA) in collaboration with NASA, which aims to decide how asteroids can be deflected so that they do not strike Earth.

HERA is unprecedented in its scientific and complex goals and will carry the first constructing blocks of a planetary safety capacity. It aims to decide whether the maneuver of diverting a hazardous asteroid from its collision training course with Earth is the proper approach to deploy to prevent a actual danger and will start a deflection check to locate out.

In the course of the HERA mission, a crew of experts and industry experts from Atos in Romania will check the facts manipulation devices on board of the room probe for the duration of the assembly strategies and integration and verification actions. They will also aid flight software program development, the loading and execution monitoring interfaces, as nicely as the diagnostic interfaces for the flight processor. The multi-disciplinary crew consists of Atos industry experts in design and style, development, validation and integration of software program and components options, specially in the parts of radio frequencies and electrical power circuits.

“The HERA mission is a main move in preserving our earth, and Romania will lead decisively to the international defense work. This mission represents an significant progress in acquiring the capacity of the nationwide sector to acquire portion in deep-room missions. By this expedition to a binary program of asteroids, as nicely as the experimental route deviation of just one of them and the mindful observation of the consequence, room exploration is achieving a new milestone in human record“, explained Marius-Ioan Piso, President of the Romanian Room Company (ROSA).

“The Atos crew from Brașov has been operating for quite a few a long time alongside one another with ESA to have out a variety of room missions and lead to the evolution of mission preparing and command devices. On the other hand, this is the first time we are taking portion in a “Planetary Protection” mission which delivers us new complex troubles, but also the pleasure that we can do our portion to help you save the earth in addition to our initiatives in digitization and decarbonization. We are nicely knowledgeable that there is no World B“, explained Günther Lackner, VP, GM & Global Head of BU Room & Avionics at Atos.

Atos Romania is a key competency center for Atos Room international options, a dependable companion in the journey to Room. Atos in Romania has extensive practical experience in the fields of Electrical Ground Guidance Equipment (EGSE), Mission Handle Methods (MCS), Ground Stations (GS) and Federated Identification Management (FIM). EGSE things to do carried out by Atos in Romania consist of the validation of radio-frequency, satellite communications parts, verification of room shuttle devices and facts flows, simulation of communications with ground stations, verification and electrical devices (solar panels, batteries, etc.), central coordination devices for verification and command devices.

Specialists from Atos in Romania have currently contributed to a variety of other significant ESA & non-ESA missions, this sort of as Euclid, Juice, Proba-3, MetOpSG, Plato, Sentinel 5 & 6 and OneWeb.

Much more information and facts about Atos’ options for room & avionics : https://atos.net/en/options/aerospace-defense-electronics

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Much more information and facts on HERA

The HERA mission is portion of the international AIDA (Asteroid Influence & Deflection Assessment) application, created in collaboration with NASA, responsible for conducting the DART (Double Asteroid Redirection Test) room check.
There are two actions in the mission:

  • In July next calendar year the DART satellite will be released and directed to strike the Didymoon asteroid (165m diameter), a all-natural satellite of the more substantial asteroid Didymos (775m diameter)which represents a likely hazard to Earth. Industry experts estimate that DART will strike the asteroid in September 2022.
  • In Oct 2024, 3 HERA satellites will be released to examine the “crime scene”. They should really arrive in the vicinity of Didymoon in January 2027 to obtain and examine significant facts which will support experts improved have an understanding of the composition and construction of asteroids and to build new technologies and strategies to deviate them.

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