Israel Space Agency has selected space computing systems company Ramon Space to provide a space computing payload for a mission scheduled to launch in early 2022.
Under the terms of the contract, Ramon Space will provide the agency with a digital payload that can perform computing on-orbit including software updates and upgrades.
Ramon Space high-performance computing systems are based on in-house manycore Rad-Hard DSP space processor IC’s complete with machine learning, storage, and a virtual radiation shield designed to operate reliably in the harsh space environment.
Commenting on the partnership, Avi Shabtai, CEO of Ramon Space, said: “We are proud to collaborate with the Israel Space Agency and look forward to the launch which will further validate our advanced computing capabilities in space. We continue to develop and make advancements to our digital computing payloads which are targeted for many more missions to come.”
Avi Blasberger, Director General of the Israel Space Agency, part of the Ministry of Science and Technology, added: “Space missions call for earth-like flexibility and reliable computing infrastructure. We have been very impressed with the computing capabilities that Ramon Space offers. Ramon Space is a trusted partner and we are confident that their cutting edge space technology will set the direction for the future of computing in space and revolutionise digital payloads.”
Ramon Space systems serve as the computing infrastructure for next-generation space applications such as communication, remote sensing, and data networking. The company’s proven technology enables full software-defined communication systems including software-defined radio, channelisers, inter-satellite links, routing in space, and digital beamforming to maximum bandwidth utilisation and increase flexibility and scalability for communication satellite payloads.