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

Joseph B. Hash

Bucharest, Romania and Paris, France – December two, 2020, Atos currently announces that a crew of digital transformation gurus from Atos Romania are getting section in HERA, the very first planetary defense mission of the European Place Company (ESA) in collaboration with NASA, which aims to establish how asteroids can […]

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

Atos currently announces that a crew of digital transformation gurus from Atos Romania are getting section in HERA, the very first planetary defense mission of the European Place Company (ESA) in collaboration with NASA, which aims to establish how asteroids can be deflected so that they do not hit Earth.

HERA is unparalleled in its scientific and complex targets and will carry the very first setting up blocks of a planetary defense capability. It aims to establish whether the maneuver of diverting a perilous asteroid from its collision system with Earth is the suitable approach to deploy to avert a serious threat and will start a deflection take a look at to obtain out.

During the HERA mission, a crew of experts and gurus from Atos in Romania will take a look at the info manipulation techniques on board of the place probe in the course of the assembly techniques and integration and verification techniques. They will also guidance flight computer software enhancement, the loading and execution checking interfaces, as well as the diagnostic interfaces for the flight processor. The multi-disciplinary crew includes Atos gurus in layout, enhancement, validation and integration of computer software and components solutions, in particular in the spots of radio frequencies and power circuits.

“The HERA mission is a big stage in guarding our earth, and Romania will lead decisively to the global defense effort. This mission represents an vital development in building the capacity of the countrywide marketplace to just take section in deep-place missions. Through this expedition to a binary procedure of asteroids, as well as the experimental route deviation of one particular of them and the watchful observation of the outcome, place exploration is reaching a new milestone in human background“, mentioned Marius-Ioan Piso, President of the Romanian Place Company (ROSA).

“The Atos crew from Brașov has been working for a number of decades jointly with ESA to have out various place missions and lead to the evolution of mission preparing and manage techniques. Nonetheless, this is the very first time we are getting section in a “Planetary Protection” mission which brings us new complex difficulties, but also the pleasure that we can do our section to help save the earth in addition to our attempts in digitization and decarbonization. We are well knowledgeable that there is no World B“, mentioned Günther Lackner, VP, GM & Worldwide Head of BU Place & Avionics at Atos.

Atos Romania is a key competency center for Atos Place global solutions, a trusted spouse in the journey to Place. Atos in Romania has substantial experience in the fields of Electric powered Floor Help Machines (EGSE), Mission Handle Methods (MCS), Floor Stations (GS) and Federated Identification Management (FIM). EGSE functions carried out by Atos in Romania involve the validation of radio-frequency, satellite communications parts, verification of place shuttle devices and info flows, simulation of communications with ground stations, verification and electrical techniques (photo voltaic panels, batteries, etc.), central coordination techniques for verification and manage devices.

Experts from Atos in Romania have currently contributed to various other significant ESA & non-ESA missions, these types of as Euclid, Juice, Proba-3, MetOpSG, Plato, Sentinel five & 6 and OneWeb.

Extra information about Atos’ solutions for place & avionics : https://atos.net/en/solutions/aerospace-defense-electronics

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Extra information on HERA

The HERA mission is section of the international AIDA (Asteroid Influence & Deflection Assessment) software, developed in collaboration with NASA, dependable for conducting the DART (Double Asteroid Redirection Exam) place take a look at.
There are two techniques in the mission:

  • In July future yr the DART satellite will be launched and directed to hit the Didymoon asteroid (165m diameter), a normal satellite of the larger asteroid Didymos (775m diameter)which represents a probable risk to Earth. Experts estimate that DART will hit the asteroid in September 2022.
  • In October 2024, 3 HERA satellites will be launched to assess the “crime scene”. They ought to get there in close proximity to Didymoon in January 2027 to gather and assess vital info which will assist experts improved realize the composition and framework of asteroids and to acquire new systems and techniques to deviate them.

About Atos

Atos is a global leader in digital transformation with one hundred ten,000 employees in 73 nations and yearly revenue of € twelve billion. European quantity one particular in Cloud, Cybersecurity and Substantial-Performance Computing, the Group delivers conclusion-to-conclusion Orchestrated Hybrid Cloud, Significant Facts, Enterprise Purposes and Digital Workplace solutions. The Group is the All over the world Information Engineering Lover for the Olympic & Paralympic Game titles and operates below the brand names Atos, Atos|Syntel, and Unify. Atos is a SE (Societas Europaea), listed on the CAC40 Paris stock index.
The function of Atos is to assist layout the long run of the information place. Its abilities and solutions guidance the enhancement of information, schooling and investigate in a multicultural solution and lead to the enhancement of scientific and technological excellence. Throughout the entire world, the Group allows its buyers and employees, and members of societies at big to stay, get the job done and acquire sustainably, in a secure and secure information place.

Atos Press Contacts

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