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

Elvera Bartels

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

Atos right now announces that a workforce of digital transformation authorities from Atos Romania are getting component in HERA, the very first planetary defense mission of the European Place Agency (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 technical targets and will bring the very first making blocks of a planetary security functionality. It aims to decide irrespective of whether the maneuver of diverting a perilous asteroid from its collision program with Earth is the suitable strategy to deploy to protect against a actual risk and will launch a deflection exam to uncover out.

Throughout the HERA mission, a workforce of researchers and authorities from Atos in Romania will exam the information manipulation devices on board of the area probe during the assembly methods and integration and verification actions. They will also help flight software development, the loading and execution monitoring interfaces, as very well as the diagnostic interfaces for the flight processor. The multi-disciplinary workforce consists of Atos authorities in style and design, development, validation and integration of software and hardware answers, primarily in the regions of radio frequencies and power circuits.

“The HERA mission is a major action in protecting our earth, and Romania will lead decisively to the world-wide defense work. This mission signifies an essential progress in establishing the ability of the nationwide marketplace to take component in deep-area missions. By way of this expedition to a binary technique of asteroids, as very well as the experimental route deviation of one of them and the very careful observation of the end result, area exploration is reaching a new milestone in human background“, said Marius-Ioan Piso, President of the Romanian Place Agency (ROSA).

“The Atos workforce from Brașov has been functioning for numerous yrs with each other with ESA to have out different area missions and lead to the evolution of mission organizing and command devices. However, this is the very first time we are getting component in a “Planetary Protection” mission which delivers us new technical troubles, but also the pleasure that we can do our component to conserve the earth in addition to our endeavours in digitization and decarbonization. We are very well mindful that there is no Earth B“, said Günther Lackner, VP, GM & World-wide Head of BU Place & Avionics at Atos.

Atos Romania is a crucial competency center for Atos Place world-wide answers, a reliable associate in the journey to Place. Atos in Romania has substantial encounter in the fields of Electric Ground Aid Tools (EGSE), Mission Handle Techniques (MCS), Ground Stations (GS) and Federated Id Management (FIM). EGSE routines carried out by Atos in Romania consist of the validation of radio-frequency, satellite communications elements, verification of area shuttle instruments and information flows, simulation of communications with floor stations, verification and electrical devices (solar panels, batteries, etcetera.), central coordination devices for verification and command instruments.

Specialists from Atos in Romania have already contributed to different other considerable ESA & non-ESA missions, this kind of as Euclid, Juice, Proba-3, MetOpSG, Plato, Sentinel five & 6 and OneWeb.

More facts about Atos’ answers for area & avionics : https://atos.internet/en/answers/aerospace-defense-electronics

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More facts on HERA

The HERA mission is component of the intercontinental AIDA (Asteroid Impression & Deflection Evaluation) method, developed in collaboration with NASA, dependable for conducting the DART (Double Asteroid Redirection Test) area exam.
There are two actions in the mission:

  • In July upcoming calendar year the DART satellite will be introduced and directed to strike the Didymoon asteroid (165m diameter), a organic satellite of the more substantial asteroid Didymos (775m diameter)which signifies a possible hazard to Earth. Gurus estimate that DART will strike the asteroid in September 2022.
  • In Oct 2024, 3 HERA satellites will be introduced to evaluate the “criminal offense scene”. They ought to arrive around Didymoon in January 2027 to obtain and evaluate essential information which will assistance researchers far better comprehend the composition and construction of asteroids and to establish new systems and techniques to deviate them.

About Atos

Atos is a world-wide leader in digital transformation with 110,000 staff in seventy three countries and once-a-year revenue of € 12 billion. European variety one in Cloud, Cybersecurity and Substantial-Performance Computing, the Group gives conclusion-to-conclusion Orchestrated Hybrid Cloud, Major Knowledge, Organization Purposes and Electronic Place of work answers. The Group is the Around the globe Information Technological innovation Lover for the Olympic & Paralympic Games and operates less than the models Atos, Atos|Syntel, and Unify. Atos is a SE (Societas Europaea), shown on the CAC40 Paris stock index.
The goal of Atos is to assistance style and design the future of the facts area. Its experience and companies help the development of knowledge, schooling and research in a multicultural strategy and lead to the development of scientific and technological excellence. Across the earth, the Group allows its consumers and staff, and users of societies at substantial to stay, get the job done and establish sustainably, in a secure and safe facts area.

Atos Push Contacts

World-wide: Lucie Duchateau – [email protected] – +33 7 sixty two 85 35 10
Romania: Amira Ciobotea – [email protected] – +00 (forty) 757574214

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