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BGU Professor Shares Importance of Israel’s Space Agency

BGU Professor Shares Importance of Israel’s Space Agency

June 21, 2023

Homeland & Cyber Security, Robotics & High-Tech

Israeli President Reuven Rivlin meets with BGU President Prof. Daniel Chamovitz, Prof. Yuval Elovici, Prof. Dan Blumberg and Be’er Sheva Mayor Ruvik Danilovich at the Telekom Innovation Laboratories at Ben-Gurion University

The Jewish Chronicle – An obsessive eye to detail is a quality all space scientists should possess – but when you’re responsible for launching rockets from Israel, the need for precision is arguably of even greater importance.

The head of Israel’s Space Agency has revealed just how careful the organisation’s scientists must be when launching rockets, explaining even the smallest error could trigger a war with neighbouring countries.

“Israel is not like other countries with space programmes,” said Professor Dan Blumberg, who is also Vice President of Regional and Industrial Development at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, “We have to be certain our rockets only shoot directly upwards, or we risk starting a war.”

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