20 stories about Space
Spacetech map

Mapping Israel’s emerging spacetech ecosystem

08.02.24|Meir Orbach
There are currently 105 startups operating in Israel in the field of space applications. These companies raised a total of $314 million in the past year
רובר מאדים

The new space race: Mars, the Moon, and the new political frontier

01.10.23|Viki Auslender
In recent years, the business sector has picked up the gauntlet and the journey to Mars is back on the table, accelerating the geopolitical race globally, as China, the US, and India all vie for dominance
תחנת החלל Axiom Space Station

Space tourism is growing, but only for the rich

01.10.23|Lital Samet
Commercial flights into space are becoming more routine, and despite the very high prices, it is estimated that the value of the space tourism industry will reach $3 billion by 2030
רקטה רוסית מסוג סויוז מובלת לאזור השיגור

To infinity and beyond: US and China battling for space supremacy, while India and Japan eye bigger roles

27.09.23|Tamar Tunik
The leading countries in space exploration spending are the United States, followed by China, Japan, and France. India, the most recent addition to the group of nations that have landed on the Moon, ranks seventh but is expected to make significant progress
לוויין ארוס C

Israeli satellite industry booming thanks to geopolitical shakeup and Elon Musk

27.09.23|Yuval Azulay
Israeli companies are experiencing a surge in demand due to the Russia-Ukraine conflict and concerns about escalation in other conflict zones
מחשבי חלל רמון ספייס

“It will take some time, but I have no doubt that there will be Israeli space unicorns”

27.09.23|Meir Orbach
While the space sector presents numerous challenges and requires substantial investments, it also offers boundless opportunities for innovation and technological advancement. Israeli entrepreneurs, engineers, and investors are increasingly recognizing the potential
Ramon.Space Team

Ramon.Space lifts off with $26 million for its space computing infrastructure

28.06.23|James Spiro
“Space-grade computing solutions have become an essential foundation for the evolution of the space economy,” said CEO Avi Shabtai
בראשית נחיתה ירח

Beresheet 2 lunar mission loses chief donors due to economic and social situation in Israel

The group of donors that invested $45 million in the Beresheet 2 mission announced that they will stop further funding. They will continue to support the educational activities of the SpaceIL organization
שיגור לווין אופק 13

New eye in the sky: Israel launches newest Ofek spy satellite

29.03.23|Reuters, CTech
The latest-generation of the Israeli spy satellite will enhance round-the-clock monitoring and enable intelligence collection in any weather regardless of visibility conditions

Israel’s first space telescope to be launched by NASA in 2026

ULTRASAT, an ultraviolet observatory led by the Israel Space Agency and Weizmann Institute of Science, will investigate the secrets of short-duration events in the universe, such as supernova explosions and mergers of neutron stars
קרן הון סיכון  Earth & Beyond Ventures EBV

New fund to invest $125 million in Israeli deeptech and space startups

09.02.23|Meir Orbach
Earth & Beyond Ventures, which will focus on investments in early-stage companies, is backed by the likes of Corning, Kyocera, Samtec, and Spacecom
כנס GeoInt 360 שלומי סודרי מנכ”ל התעשייה האווירית

"Israel is at the cutting edge of technology in space"

10.11.22|Maayan Manela
Speaking at the Ramon GeoInt 360 conference, IAI’s space program director Shlomi Sudari presented existing and future capabilities. "We want to make the vision of knowing everything, exactly where everyone is at any time, a reality"
כנס GeoInt 360 נועם סגל מנכ”ל ISI

Where is the satellite intelligence industry heading next?

10.11.22|Maayan Manela
Noam Segal, CEO of ImageSat International, explained the reasons for the slow development of the satellite intelligence industry
כנס GeoInt 360 תא”ל ארז אסקל מפקד יחידה 9900

Unit 9900 Commander: "The Fortnite players of today are the soldiers of the future”

09.11.22|Irad Atzmon Schmayer
“We want to receive information simply, using tools similar to Waze, Google Maps and 'Fortnite,” Brigadier General Erez Askal said at the Ramon GeoInt360 conference, “It's not just a strategy and a vision, we're already halfway there"
כנס GeoInt 360 פאנל האקוסיסטם של GeoInt מנקודת מבט לאומית

“We are building Satellite as a Service, a system that will give additional users access to space”

09.11.22|Irad Atzmon Schmayer
Avi Berger, head of the Defense Ministry's Etgar Directorate, was speaking at the Ramon GeoInt360 conference in Tel Aviv
Tuvia Barak

The Israeli startup developing next-gen satellite communication systems

27.09.22|James Spiro
Scorpio Space recently raised $3 million in funding after successfully completing a trial of its prototype product
תחנת חלל מסחרית אקסיום ספייס Axiom Space 3

Israel’s space race has an IP issue that needs its own exploration

02.09.22|Dov Greenbaum
“If you want to develop AI-mediated space technologies and you want to be safe from the nuisance of IP infringement lawsuits, maybe consider developing and launching it from Israel,” writes Dov Greenbaum.
אדמת הירח

Race back to space: Nations want a piece of the moon pie

19.08.22|Dov Greenbaum
With the upcoming launch of NASA's Artemis rocket, which involves Israel too, Prof. Dov Greenbaum explores the latest legal space battles