Israel to Launch Three Nanosatellites in Formation

The SAMSON nanosatellites' on board computer. Photo: Asher Space Research Institute.

The SAMSON nanosatellites’ on board computer. Photo: Asher Space Research Institute.

Scientists from the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology in Haifa, Israel, will attempt to fly a group of autonomous nanosatellites in formation for the first time this year. The satellites will launch aboard the Indian Space Research Organization’s (ISRO) Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) sometime before the end of 2018, as the rocket returns to flight following a high-profile mission failure last August.

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