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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 right now announces that a group of electronic transformation specialists from Atos Romania are taking portion in HERA, the initial planetary protection mission of the European Place Company (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 complex targets and will provide the initial constructing blocks of a planetary protection capability. It aims to figure out no matter whether the maneuver of diverting a harmful asteroid from its collision program with Earth is the ideal technique to deploy to protect against a authentic threat and will start a deflection take a look at to obtain out.

All through the HERA mission, a group of experts and specialists from Atos in Romania will take a look at the information manipulation systems on board of the room probe throughout the assembly processes and integration and verification techniques. They will also support flight computer software improvement, the loading and execution monitoring interfaces, as properly as the diagnostic interfaces for the flight processor. The multi-disciplinary group consists of Atos specialists in design and style, improvement, validation and integration of computer software and hardware methods, especially in the regions of radio frequencies and electrical power circuits.

“The HERA mission is a important move in shielding our world, and Romania will add decisively to the international protection effort and hard work. This mission represents an essential progress in creating the capacity of the nationwide sector to choose portion in deep-room missions. Via this expedition to a binary system of asteroids, as properly as the experimental route deviation of one particular of them and the cautious observation of the outcome, room exploration is reaching a new milestone in human background“, claimed Marius-Ioan Piso, President of the Romanian Place Company (ROSA).

“The Atos group from Brașov has been doing work for quite a few several years with each other with ESA to carry out various room missions and add to the evolution of mission arranging and manage systems. Even so, this is the initial time we are taking portion in a “Planetary Protection” mission which brings us new complex problems, but also the gratification that we can do our portion to preserve the world in addition to our attempts in digitization and decarbonization. We are properly informed that there is no Planet B“, claimed Günther Lackner, VP, GM & World Head of BU Place & Avionics at Atos.

Atos Romania is a essential competency centre for Atos Place international methods, a trustworthy companion in the journey to Place. Atos in Romania has intensive working experience in the fields of Electric powered Ground Aid Gear (EGSE), Mission Handle Methods (MCS), Ground Stations (GS) and Federated Id Management (FIM). EGSE activities carried out by Atos in Romania involve the validation of radio-frequency, satellite communications elements, verification of room shuttle devices and information flows, simulation of communications with floor stations, verification and electrical systems (photo voltaic panels, batteries, and many others.), central coordination systems for verification and manage devices.

Professionals from Atos in Romania have already contributed to various other substantial ESA & non-ESA missions, these types of as Euclid, Juice, Proba-3, MetOpSG, Plato, Sentinel 5 & 6 and OneWeb.

A lot more details about Atos’ methods for room & avionics : https://atos.web/en/methods/aerospace-protection-electronics

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A lot more details on HERA

The HERA mission is portion of the worldwide AIDA (Asteroid Impression & Deflection Assessment) application, developed in collaboration with NASA, liable for conducting the DART (Double Asteroid Redirection Take a look at) room take a look at.
There are two techniques in the mission:

  • In July subsequent 12 months the DART satellite will be launched and directed to hit the Didymoon asteroid (165m diameter), a natural satellite of the more substantial asteroid Didymos (775m diameter)which represents a likely risk to Earth. Industry experts estimate that DART will hit the asteroid in September 2022.
  • In October 2024, 3 HERA satellites will be launched to evaluate the “criminal offense scene”. They should get there near Didymoon in January 2027 to collect and evaluate essential information which will support experts better understand the composition and composition of asteroids and to acquire new technologies and methods to deviate them.

About Atos

Atos is a international leader in electronic transformation with a hundred and ten,000 staff members in seventy three nations around the world and yearly income of € 12 billion. European selection one particular in Cloud, Cybersecurity and Superior-Overall performance Computing, the Group offers finish-to-finish Orchestrated Hybrid Cloud, Large Data, Business Applications and Digital Office methods. The Group is the Throughout the world Information Engineering Husband or wife for the Olympic & Paralympic Games and operates underneath the makes Atos, Atos|Syntel, and Unify. Atos is a SE (Societas Europaea), mentioned on the CAC40 Paris inventory index.
The reason of Atos is to support design and style the long term of the details room. Its know-how and expert services support the improvement of expertise, instruction and research in a multicultural method and add to the improvement of scientific and technological excellence. Across the planet, the Group permits its prospects and staff members, and users of societies at massive to dwell, work and acquire sustainably, in a protected and secure details room.

Atos Press Contacts

World: Lucie Duchateau – [email protected] – +33 seven 62 eighty five 35 ten
Romania: Amira Ciobotea – [email protected] – +00 (40) 757574214