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Science Minister Akunis ordered the formulation of a national space program for Israel

Science Minister Ofir Akunis convened today, September 4, an emergency discussion and situation assessment with senior Israeli space industry officials following the explosion of the Amos 6 satellite.

From right to left: Ofer Doron, director general of the aerospace industry's Mabat Space plant, director general of the Ministry of Science Peretz Vezan, minister of science Ofir Akunis and director general of the Space Agency Avi Blasberger. PR photo
From right to left: Ofer Doron, CEO of the aerospace industry's Mabat Space plant, CEO of the Ministry of Science Peretz Vezan, Minister of Science Ofir Akunis and CEO of the Space Agency Avi Blasberger. PR photo

At the beginning of the meeting, Minister Akunis said that "Our main goal is the formulation of a space and aid policy for the State of Israel in order to maintain the tremendous technological advantages that the Israeli space industries have. The Israeli space industry is magnificent and will remain magnificent. We will make sure that she gets stronger and maintains her status and abilities."
The senior officials of the industries who were present at the discussion argued that the industries are making a huge investment in infrastructure, manpower and innovative technology and that a long-term policy is needed to preserve the investment. The senior officials claimed that there is a great deal of competition against major space companies in the world and that government assistance is needed to make Israeli industries competitive in the global market.
At the end of the meeting, it was decided that the Ministry of Science would formulate a long-term national space plan for Israel. For this purpose, Minister Akunis ordered the establishment of a committee chaired by the Director General of the Ministry of Science Peretz Wezan, the Chairman of the Israel Space Agency at the Ministry of Science Prof. Yitzhak Ben Israel and the director of the agency Avi Blasberger. The committee also has the authority to examine the possibility of assistance in the development of a communication satellite for the State of Israel. The committee will submit its recommendations within 10 weeks.
In addition, it was decided that a discussion on the consequences of the loss of "Amos 6" on the space market and the communications market will take place during the week.
Today's discussion was attended by the Director General of the Ministry of Science Peretz Vezan, Director General of the Ministry of Communications Shlomo Filber, Director of the Israel Space Agency Avi Blasberger, Director General of the Space Communications Company David Polak, Director of Space at Elbit Ilan Porat, representatives of Rafael Eli Mazur and Samson Adler, Director Ofer Doron, Director of the Israel Aerospace Industries Space and Missile Systems Division, Boaz Levy, Ministry of Defense representative Shimon Lavi, RAT Technologies representative Yanon Ben Tzur.

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  1. Any name: true. I think the Islamic State also encourages such behavior. Perhaps one day they too will be able to launch a communication satellite that will hit another communication satellite, which left the launch pad in Ramat Aviv C, on its way to space - all as a message of peace. Success for all of us.

  2. The State of Israel should first of all invest in a launcher that will allow communication satellites to be brought into geostationary orbit, and after that it will be able to launch a communication satellite that will serve it. Relying on foreign launchers is a disgrace to a country with tremendous development capacity.

  3. Apex kicked the corner shortly after it arranged for us to sell Teva to the Chinese. The Israelis - everything in front of our eyes, from the wall pieces to the cedars, is short-term. In Germany - they don't sell Siemens, Bosch, the fighter and passenger aircraft industry, etc. There is the self-discipline of building a country, time after time.

  4. agree. The state even encourages because of the tax = short-term profit. Teva - American, Strauss = Nestlé, Lehabi Yishchar = American, Tnuva = Chinese, Combers, Amdox, Keter Plastic. Do you want to turn off the light here?
    A company that receives oil aid - is obligated to remain Israeli or Jewish for 20 years from the grant. It should be in the contract. Just as there is a confidentiality and cooling-off agreement in the employment contract of an employee.
    Another point: betting on space-X, which is a technology that has exploded more than 3 times, only because Zuckerberg and Sergey Brin are good Jews, and not using the Russian launchers in Baikonur, or the European ones - Ariane, even the Chinese ones. In a reformed country someone has to pay for it. It's about 4 billion dollars, a two-year delay, and creating a backlog.

  5. If it is an explosion that causes the collapse of the company or the Chinese buy it, the result is a loss of Israeli capability in space,
    Why would the State of Israel invest a dime in self-made satellites so that the Chinese or any other country would buy the company created here? In one moment, all the independence of the State of Israel is lost in space either from the collapse of the company or from its purchase,
    If the State of Israel has to back such a company, it is not possible for it to be bought by a foreign country for some capitalists to make a pot.

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