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 team of digital transformation gurus from Atos Romania are using portion in HERA, the to start with planetary defense mission of the European House 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 provide the to start with developing blocks of a planetary security ability. It aims to establish whether the maneuver of diverting a hazardous asteroid from its collision class with Earth is the correct method to deploy to reduce a real risk and will launch a deflection take a look at to locate out.

Through the HERA mission, a team of researchers and gurus from Atos in Romania will take a look at the info manipulation units on board of the room probe through the assembly strategies and integration and verification steps. They will also assist flight application advancement, the loading and execution checking interfaces, as well as the diagnostic interfaces for the flight processor. The multi-disciplinary team features Atos gurus in style, advancement, validation and integration of application and components options, primarily in the regions of radio frequencies and electrical power circuits.

“The HERA mission is a main stage in guarding our world, and Romania will contribute decisively to the global defense hard work. This mission represents an important development in establishing the capacity of the nationwide marketplace to get portion in deep-room missions. By way of this expedition to a binary procedure of asteroids, as well as the experimental route deviation of 1 of them and the cautious observation of the result, room exploration is achieving a new milestone in human history“, reported Marius-Ioan Piso, President of the Romanian House Company (ROSA).

“The Atos team from Brașov has been functioning for several years jointly with ESA to carry out a variety of room missions and contribute to the evolution of mission preparing and management units. Nonetheless, this is the to start with time we are using portion in a “Planetary Defense” mission which brings us new technical problems, but also the gratification that we can do our portion to conserve the world in addition to our initiatives in digitization and decarbonization. We are well mindful that there is no World B“, reported Günther Lackner, VP, GM & World-wide Head of BU House & Avionics at Atos.

Atos Romania is a crucial competency center for Atos House global options, a trusted spouse in the journey to House. Atos in Romania has comprehensive working experience in the fields of Electrical Floor Guidance Equipment (EGSE), Mission Control Units (MCS), Floor Stations (GS) and Federated Identity Administration (FIM). EGSE activities carried out by Atos in Romania include things like the validation of radio-frequency, satellite communications parts, verification of room shuttle devices and info flows, simulation of communications with floor stations, verification and electrical units (solar panels, batteries, etc.), central coordination units for verification and management devices.

Experts from Atos in Romania have now contributed to a variety of other important ESA & non-ESA missions, these as Euclid, Juice, Proba-three, MetOpSG, Plato, Sentinel 5 & 6 and OneWeb.

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Far more data on HERA

The HERA mission is portion of the worldwide AIDA (Asteroid Impact & Deflection Assessment) program, produced in collaboration with NASA, dependable for conducting the DART (Double Asteroid Redirection Examination) room take a look at.
There are two steps in the mission:

  • In July upcoming 12 months the DART satellite will be released and directed to strike the Didymoon asteroid (165m diameter), a all-natural satellite of the much larger asteroid Didymos (775m diameter)which represents a likely threat to Earth. Authorities estimate that DART will strike the asteroid in September 2022.
  • In Oct 2024, three HERA satellites will be released to analyze the “crime scene”. They need to get there around Didymoon in January 2027 to acquire and analyze important info which will assist researchers greater realize the composition and framework of asteroids and to develop new technologies and solutions to deviate them.

About Atos

Atos is a global leader in digital transformation with one hundred ten,000 staff in seventy three countries and once-a-year revenue of € 12 billion. European range 1 in Cloud, Cybersecurity and Substantial-Effectiveness Computing, the Team delivers conclude-to-conclude Orchestrated Hybrid Cloud, Big Info, Enterprise Apps and Electronic Place of work options. The Team is the Globally Information and facts Engineering Associate for the Olympic & Paralympic Video games and operates beneath the makes Atos, Atos|Syntel, and Unify. Atos is a SE (Societas Europaea), outlined on the CAC40 Paris inventory index.
The purpose of Atos is to assist style the foreseeable future of the data room. Its abilities and providers assist the advancement of knowledge, training and investigate in a multicultural approach and contribute to the advancement of scientific and technological excellence. Throughout the environment, the Team enables its buyers and staff, and members of societies at huge to reside, perform and develop sustainably, in a safe and safe data room.

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