First and unique achievement for Israel: Eight satellites designed, developed and built by students from around the country of the Israel Space Agency in the Ministry of Innovation, Science and Technology, were launched today (Thursday), January 13, from the NAS website"A. In Florida at 5:30 p.m. on a SPACEX FALCON launcher about an hour and a half after launch, eight satellite satellites separated from the launcher and entered their successfully planned orbit.
Minister of Innovation, Science and Technology, Orit Farkash HaCohen: "Master Plan"The Israeli Space Agency’s offices where students from 8 different authorities, Jews and Arabs, built satellites to be launched into space constitute an experiential and practical experience in satellite design and construction, promotes students’ scientific and technological knowledge and arouses curiosity and inspiration to engage in the field. It is one of the exciting programs of the Ministry of Science and the Space Agency in that it connects people and peoples, and makes social change."
cell"To (Res.) Uri Oron, CEO"To the Israel Space Agency: "Plan Tab"L is a groundbreaking world-class scientific educational program. For the first time, high school students from eight different authorities built in parallel and launched 8 satellites. The program established and funded by the Israel Space Agency in the Ministry of Innovation, Science and Technology, was managed and implemented by the Herzliya Science Center with great talent. Satellites of the World is an inspiring project and is a testament to the technological ability of Israeli students, and the ability of space to connect all sectors – Jewish, Arab, religious and secular, from all over the country. The graduates of the program, their families and all the pedagogical bodies that accompany them have achieved a most impressive achievement. We have all realized that space has the potential to connect, initiate, achieve and succeed. This is a first milestone in the program, but in light of its success I know that it will be followed by additional programs."
At 17:30 Israel time, satellite satellites parted from the launcher and tonight, a few hours later, the first transmission from the satellite to the control room in the centers: Yeruham, Herzliya, Sha’ar Hanegev – is expected to be received – and prove that the satellite is not only launched into space but also lives in space. The Tevel project, students build satellites, was initiated and led by the Israeli Space Agency in the Ministry of Science and Technology in collaboration with the Herzliya Science Center, which professionally accompanied the groups and is the first time in the world to launch 8 satellites built by students.
8 teams of middle school students across the country participated in the project, 8 local authorities, from the social and geographical periphery, from the secular, religious and non-Jewish sector, 8 authorities representing the entire Israeli social mosaic: Sha’ar Hanegev, Ofakim, Yeruham, Taibe, Nazareth, Ma’ale Adumim, Givat Shmuel and Kiryat Ata. In each of the authorities, the students, along with the development and construction of the satellite, have set up a suitable infrastructure: a clean room for building the satellite, for integration activities and testing the satellites. Communication stations that will allow monitoring of satellites, receiving telemetry and scientific data. Beyond launching the satellite, the Tevel project also serves as an infrastructure for advancing specialization in space in the upper division, and encourages male and female students to join STEM studies in general (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) and space studies in particular.