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

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

Atos right now announces that a group of digital transformation specialists from Atos Romania are having section in HERA, the to start with planetary protection mission of the European Area Company (ESA) in collaboration with NASA, which aims to establish how asteroids can be deflected so that they do not strike Earth.

HERA is unprecedented in its scientific and technical targets and will convey the to start with building blocks of a planetary safety ability. It aims to establish no matter if the maneuver of diverting a dangerous asteroid from its collision class with Earth is the suitable technique to deploy to protect against a real threat and will start a deflection exam to come across out.

Throughout the HERA mission, a group of researchers and specialists from Atos in Romania will exam the facts manipulation units on board of the place probe for the duration of the assembly processes and integration and verification methods. They will also assist flight computer software progress, the loading and execution checking interfaces, as very well as the diagnostic interfaces for the flight processor. The multi-disciplinary group incorporates Atos specialists in style and design, progress, validation and integration of computer software and components options, particularly in the places of radio frequencies and electricity circuits.

“The HERA mission is a major phase in safeguarding our world, and Romania will contribute decisively to the international protection energy. This mission signifies an significant progress in creating the potential of the nationwide marketplace to take section in deep-place missions. Through this expedition to a binary process of asteroids, as very well as the experimental route deviation of one of them and the cautious observation of the end result, place exploration is achieving a new milestone in human record“, reported Marius-Ioan Piso, President of the Romanian Area Company (ROSA).

“The Atos group from Brașov has been doing work for a number of yrs jointly with ESA to carry out different place missions and contribute to the evolution of mission arranging and handle units. However, this is the to start with time we are having section in a “Planetary Protection” mission which delivers us new technical issues, but also the satisfaction that we can do our section to preserve the world in addition to our endeavours in digitization and decarbonization. We are very well knowledgeable that there is no Planet B“, reported Günther Lackner, VP, GM & Global Head of BU Area & Avionics at Atos.

Atos Romania is a important competency center for Atos Area international options, a reliable husband or wife in the journey to Area. Atos in Romania has in depth experience in the fields of Electric Floor Aid Products (EGSE), Mission Handle Methods (MCS), Floor Stations (GS) and Federated Identification Management (FIM). EGSE actions carried out by Atos in Romania incorporate the validation of radio-frequency, satellite communications elements, verification of place shuttle devices and facts flows, simulation of communications with floor stations, verification and electrical units (solar panels, batteries, and so on.), central coordination units for verification and handle devices.

Professionals from Atos in Romania have already contributed to different other significant ESA & non-ESA missions, these types of as Euclid, Juice, Proba-three, MetOpSG, Plato, Sentinel 5 & six and OneWeb.

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Additional info on HERA

The HERA mission is section of the worldwide AIDA (Asteroid Impact & Deflection Assessment) plan, produced in collaboration with NASA, accountable for conducting the DART (Double Asteroid Redirection Exam) place exam.
There are two methods in the mission:

  • In July up coming 12 months the DART satellite will be released and directed to strike the Didymoon asteroid (165m diameter), a natural satellite of the bigger asteroid Didymos (775m diameter)which signifies a likely risk to Earth. Authorities estimate that DART will strike the asteroid in September 2022.
  • In Oct 2024, three HERA satellites will be released to assess the “criminal offense scene”. They really should get there near Didymoon in January 2027 to gather and assess significant facts which will support researchers improved understand the composition and construction of asteroids and to develop new systems and methods to deviate them.

About Atos

Atos is a international chief in digital transformation with a hundred and ten,000 staff members in seventy three international locations and yearly revenue of € 12 billion. European amount one in Cloud, Cybersecurity and Significant-Efficiency Computing, the Team offers conclusion-to-conclusion Orchestrated Hybrid Cloud, Huge Data, Enterprise Purposes and Electronic Office options. The Team is the Around the globe Information and facts Technology Companion for the Olympic & Paralympic Game titles and operates below the makes Atos, Atos|Syntel, and Unify. Atos is a SE (Societas Europaea), detailed on the CAC40 Paris stock index.
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