Israel Space Agency selects Ramon.Space’s computing payload for upcoming mission

Ramon.Space, a leader in space computing systems, announced on Tuesday that it has been selected by the Israeli Space Agency to provide a payload for space computing for an unnamed mission scheduled to launch in early 2022. As part of the mission, Ramon.Space digital payload will perform orbit calculations, including software updates and upgrades, using the company’s programmable space computing systems.

Ramon.Space’s high-performance computing systems are based on Rad-Hard’s internal multi-core integrated digital signal processor system, complete with machine learning, storage and a virtual radiation shield designed to work reliably in harsh space environments where technology can often be exposed. of radiation or extreme temperatures. Ramon.Space aims to serve its systems as a next-generation computing infrastructure for space applications, including communication, remote monitoring and networking. The company’s technology allows fully software-defined communication systems, including software-defined radio, sewers, interconnection, space routing and digital beam generation to maximize bandwidth utilization, while increasing the flexibility and scalability of communications payloads.

Ramon.Space CEO Avi Shabtai.  Photo: Ramon.Space Ramon.Space CEO Avi Shabtai. Photo: Ramon.Space

The Yokneam-based company builds space-sustainable supercomputer systems. Powered by artificial intelligence / machine learning processors, its software-defined systems allow the realization of Earth-like computing capabilities in space. High-performance, energy-efficient, computer-defined space launch systems pave the way for intelligent, autonomous satellites for low Earth (LEO), medium Earth (MEO) and geostationary orbit (GEO) missions. orbit capabilities.

“We are proud to be working with the Israeli Space Agency and look forward to the launch, which will further confirm our advanced computing capabilities in space,” said Avi Shabtai, CEO of Ramon.Space. “We continue to develop and advance in our digital computing workloads, which focus on many other upcoming missions.”

“Space missions require Earth-like flexibility and a reliable computing infrastructure,” said Avi Blasberger, director general of the Israeli Space Agency. “We were very impressed with the computing capabilities that Ramon.Space offers. Ramon.Space is a reliable partner and we are confident that their cutting-edge space technology will set the direction for the future of computing in space and revolutionize digital payloads. ”

The company’s technology has already been deployed in space and has been used in many satellites and more than 50 space missions in the solar system from Mars to Japan’s Hayabusa 2 mission to a distant asteroid. The company currently has offices in Palo Alto, California and Israel.