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

Atos right now announces that a team of digital transformation professionals from Atos Romania are having aspect in HERA, the initial planetary protection mission of the European House Agency (ESA) in collaboration with NASA, which aims to figure out how asteroids can be deflected so that they do not strike Earth.

HERA is unparalleled in its scientific and technical targets and will deliver the initial constructing blocks of a planetary defense functionality. It aims to figure out no matter whether the maneuver of diverting a perilous asteroid from its collision program with Earth is the proper approach to deploy to reduce a serious danger and will launch a deflection test to locate out.

All through the HERA mission, a team of experts and professionals from Atos in Romania will test the information manipulation units on board of the place probe through the assembly techniques and integration and verification actions. They will also support flight application growth, the loading and execution monitoring interfaces, as effectively as the diagnostic interfaces for the flight processor. The multi-disciplinary team contains Atos professionals in style and design, growth, validation and integration of application and hardware alternatives, especially in the locations of radio frequencies and electricity circuits.

“The HERA mission is a main move in safeguarding our earth, and Romania will lead decisively to the global protection hard work. This mission represents an significant development in acquiring the potential of the national business to just take aspect in deep-place missions. Via this expedition to a binary program of asteroids, as effectively as the experimental route deviation of one particular of them and the watchful observation of the outcome, place exploration is achieving a new milestone in human record“, mentioned Marius-Ioan Piso, President of the Romanian House Agency (ROSA).

“The Atos team from Brașov has been functioning for several decades collectively with ESA to have out several place missions and lead to the evolution of mission organizing and handle units. However, this is the initial time we are having aspect in a “Planetary Defense” mission which brings us new technical worries, but also the gratification that we can do our aspect to preserve the earth in addition to our efforts in digitization and decarbonization. We are effectively informed that there is no Earth B“, mentioned Günther Lackner, VP, GM & World Head of BU House & Avionics at Atos.

Atos Romania is a crucial competency heart for Atos House global alternatives, a dependable lover in the journey to House. Atos in Romania has intensive knowledge in the fields of Electric powered Ground Help Devices (EGSE), Mission Command Units (MCS), Ground Stations (GS) and Federated Identification Management (FIM). EGSE functions carried out by Atos in Romania consist of the validation of radio-frequency, satellite communications elements, verification of place shuttle devices and information flows, simulation of communications with floor stations, verification and electrical units (photo voltaic panels, batteries, and so forth.), central coordination units for verification and handle devices.

Specialists from Atos in Romania have already contributed to several other major ESA & non-ESA missions, this kind of as Euclid, Juice, Proba-3, MetOpSG, Plato, Sentinel 5 & 6 and OneWeb.

Much more facts about Atos’ alternatives for place & avionics : https://atos.net/en/alternatives/aerospace-protection-electronics

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Much more facts on HERA

The HERA mission is aspect of the worldwide AIDA (Asteroid Influence & Deflection Evaluation) program, developed in collaboration with NASA, responsible for conducting the DART (Double Asteroid Redirection Take a look at) place test.
There are two actions in the mission:

  • In July next yr the DART satellite will be introduced and directed to strike the Didymoon asteroid (165m diameter), a organic satellite of the larger sized asteroid Didymos (775m diameter)which represents a likely danger to Earth. Gurus estimate that DART will strike the asteroid in September 2022.
  • In Oct 2024, 3 HERA satellites will be introduced to review the “criminal offense scene”. They really should get there near Didymoon in January 2027 to gather and review significant information which will aid experts much better comprehend the composition and structure of asteroids and to acquire new systems and approaches to deviate them.

About Atos

Atos is a global leader in digital transformation with 110,000 staff in 73 international locations and once-a-year earnings of € twelve billion. European amount one particular in Cloud, Cybersecurity and Substantial-Overall performance Computing, the Team delivers close-to-close Orchestrated Hybrid Cloud, Big Information, Business enterprise Applications and Digital Place of work alternatives. The Team is the Worldwide Information Technologies Associate for the Olympic & Paralympic Games and operates underneath the manufacturers Atos, Atos|Syntel, and Unify. Atos is a SE (Societas Europaea), mentioned on the CAC40 Paris stock index.
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