As part of the mission, Ramon.Space digital payload will perform computing on-orbit, including software updates and upgrades, using the company’s programmable, space computing systems. Ramon.Space high performance computing systems are based on in-house manycore Rad-Hard DSP space processor ICs, complete with machine learning, storage and a virtual radiation shield designed to operate reliably in the harsh space environment.
Ramon.Space systems serve as the computing infrastructure for next generation space applications such as communication, remote sensing and data networking. The company’s technology enables full software defined communication systems including software-defined radio (SDR), channelizers, inter-satellite links, routing in space and digital beamforming to maximum bandwidth utilization and increase flexibility and scalability for communication satellite payloads. Ramon.Space’s high performance, power efficient, SW-defined systems are paving the way for smart, autonomous satellites for LEO, MEO and GEO missions, boosting their on-orbit capabilities.
“We are proud to collaborate with the Israel Space Agency and look forward to the launch which will further validate our advanced computing capabilities in space,” said Avi Shabtai, CEO of Ramon.Space. “We continue to develop and make advancements to our digital computing payloads which are targeted for many more missions to come.”
“Space missions call for Earth-like flexibility and reliable computing infrastructure,” said Avi Blasberger, Director General of the Israel Space Agency, part of the Ministry of Science and Technology. “We have been very impressed with the computing capabilities that Ramon.Space offers. Ramon.Space is a trusted 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.”
Ramon.Space builds space-resilient supercomputing systems. Powered by its unique AI/ML processors, Ramon.Space’s software-defined systems enable the realizations of earth-like computing capabilities in space. The company’s proven technology is already deployed in space and used in many satellites and more than 50 space missions across the solar system. Ramon.Space has offices in the United States and Israel. For more information, visit www.ramon.space.
Additionally for the Israel Space Agency, and following a lengthy selection process, the professional search committee, headed by the Director General of the Ministry of Innovation, Science and Technology, Shai-Lee Spigelman, selected Brigadier General (Res.) Uri Oron as the next Director General of the Israel Space Agency.
Oron was selected from among dozens of candidates who applied for the position. His appointment will be brought before the Government for authorization. Oron will be the State of Israel’s 9th director general of the Israel Space agency.
Brigadier General (Res.) Uri Oron is a fighter pilot with command and operational experience of over 32 years in the Israel Air Force and the IDF, having served in a variety of positions – including the head of the IAF’s Intelligence Directorate and head of the IDF’s Operations Division. Since his discharge from the IDF, Oron has created and managed the operation field at an Israeli start-up that develops technology to solve problems using Artificial Intelligence (AI) tools.
Oron has extensive knowledge in managing complex systems and implementing broad-scale strategies and large budgets and state-of-the-art technologies. He has led innovative projects in the space field in collaboration with the IDF, defense industries and interfacing with the political echelon. Oron has earned a bachelor’s degree with distinction from Haifa University and is a graduate of the National Security College.