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

Truman Slate

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

Atos these days announces that a team of digital transformation authorities from Atos Romania are using section in HERA, the initially planetary protection mission of the European Room Company (ESA) in collaboration with NASA, which aims to determine how asteroids can be deflected so that they do not hit Earth.

HERA is unparalleled in its scientific and technical aims and will convey the initially creating blocks of a planetary safety ability. It aims to determine whether or not the maneuver of diverting a perilous asteroid from its collision study course with Earth is the appropriate approach to deploy to stop a genuine menace and will start a deflection test to obtain out.

During the HERA mission, a team of experts and authorities from Atos in Romania will test the data manipulation techniques on board of the space probe during the assembly processes and integration and verification ways. They will also assistance flight software package enhancement, the loading and execution monitoring interfaces, as effectively as the diagnostic interfaces for the flight processor. The multi-disciplinary team features Atos authorities in style and design, enhancement, validation and integration of software package and components answers, in particular in the regions of radio frequencies and power circuits.

“The HERA mission is a main move in defending our planet, and Romania will add decisively to the world-wide protection effort and hard work. This mission represents an significant development in establishing the ability of the national marketplace to acquire section in deep-space missions. By means of this expedition to a binary technique of asteroids, as effectively as the experimental route deviation of a single of them and the thorough observation of the consequence, space exploration is reaching a new milestone in human history“, explained Marius-Ioan Piso, President of the Romanian Room Company (ROSA).

“The Atos team from Brașov has been operating for quite a few yrs jointly with ESA to carry out a variety of space missions and add to the evolution of mission organizing and command techniques. However, this is the initially time we are using section in a “Planetary Protection” mission which provides us new technical issues, but also the gratification that we can do our section to help you save the planet in addition to our attempts in digitization and decarbonization. We are effectively aware that there is no Earth B“, explained Günther Lackner, VP, GM & World-wide Head of BU Room & Avionics at Atos.

Atos Romania is a key competency middle for Atos Room world-wide answers, a reliable partner in the journey to Room. Atos in Romania has extensive expertise in the fields of Electric Ground Guidance Tools (EGSE), Mission Control Systems (MCS), Ground Stations (GS) and Federated Id Management (FIM). EGSE activities carried out by Atos in Romania include things like the validation of radio-frequency, satellite communications components, verification of space shuttle instruments and data flows, simulation of communications with ground stations, verification and electrical techniques (photo voltaic panels, batteries, etcetera.), central coordination techniques for verification and command instruments.

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

Additional info about Atos’ answers for space & avionics : https://atos.net/en/answers/aerospace-protection-electronics

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Additional info on HERA

The HERA mission is section of the intercontinental AIDA (Asteroid Influence & Deflection Assessment) application, designed in collaboration with NASA, liable for conducting the DART (Double Asteroid Redirection Exam) space test.
There are two ways in the mission:

  • In July upcoming year the DART satellite will be released and directed to hit the Didymoon asteroid (165m diameter), a natural satellite of the much larger asteroid Didymos (775m diameter)which represents a opportunity possibility to Earth. Professionals estimate that DART will hit the asteroid in September 2022.
  • In Oct 2024, three HERA satellites will be released to review the “crime scene”. They should arrive near Didymoon in January 2027 to acquire and review significant data which will assist experts much better have an understanding of the composition and composition of asteroids and to create new systems and techniques to deviate them.

About Atos

Atos is a world-wide chief in digital transformation with one hundred ten,000 workers in 73 countries and annual profits of € 12 billion. European variety a single in Cloud, Cybersecurity and Substantial-Efficiency Computing, the Team delivers conclude-to-conclude Orchestrated Hybrid Cloud, Massive Knowledge, Enterprise Apps and Digital Place of work answers. The Team is the Throughout the world Information Technological innovation Partner for the Olympic & Paralympic Online games and operates beneath the models Atos, Atos|Syntel, and Unify. Atos is a SE (Societas Europaea), shown on the CAC40 Paris inventory index.
The function of Atos is to assist style and design the long run of the info space. Its knowledge and expert services assistance the enhancement of awareness, schooling and research in a multicultural tactic and add to the enhancement of scientific and technological excellence. Across the entire world, the Team permits its consumers and workers, and customers of societies at large to live, perform and create sustainably, in a harmless and secure info space.

Atos Press Contacts

World-wide: Lucie Duchateau – [email protected] – +33 7 sixty two 85 35 10
Romania: Amira Ciobotea – [email protected] – +00 (40) 757574214

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