Among the Israeli space agencies, the Ministry of Innovation, Science and Technology, Minister Orit Farkash-Hakohen presented a strategic plan to advance the civilian aerospace industry in Israel. The plan defines in detail the vision, objectives and goals as well as the activities required to achieve them.
The plan determines that the aerospace industry could be a power factor and lever for significant economic growth, strengthening the elements of science and technology and improving Israel’s international standing. The plan includes a measurable target for the development of the Israeli aerospace industry, as well as a long list of actions, with a budget of approximately NIS 600 million for the next five years.
The plan aims to strengthen the state of Israel’s power and independence by positioning it as one of the world leaders in the aerospace industry, a lever for economic growth within the framework of Israeli industry. To inspire high-tech, science and technology, and to strengthen Israel’s international standing. To achieve this goal, the plan defines four main objectives: (1) to strengthen and develop Israel’s civilian aerospace industry as an engine of sustainable growth; (2) to strengthen and support scientific research in space; (3) the advancement and development of human capital necessary for the strengthening and development of the aerospace industry; (4) Improving Israel’s international standing in space.
To advance the plan, measurable goals will be set for the development of the Israeli aerospace industry. One of the goals of the next decade.
- Double the number of space companies (currently 60 to at least 120)
- Four times the number of people employed in the aerospace industry (2,500 to 10,000)
- The annual revenue generated by the aerospace industry is four times the amount of 1 to 4 billion dollars
- Increase the number of astronauts in the academy from 120 to 160 (a 33% increase).
- Increase the number of high school graduates who have worked in the aerospace industry from 200 to 4,000
- Establish international partnerships in the aerospace industry and increase Israeli presence in major and international organizations.
Activities to be included in the plan include:
Establishment of a National Special Data Center, which will integrate the use of space products in the activities of government and other agencies while supporting the aerospace industry and research.
The expansion of the TEVEL program (“tevel” means universe in Hebrew and abbreviated to “Students Build Satellite”), and its transformation into an international program associated with IDF and academia – an essential tool to motivate high school students. Engage in technical professions in general and give an idea of their potential, especially in the space industry.
SHALOM Satellite – a commercial and scientific satellite – is a joint venture between the Israeli Space Agency and the Italian Space Agency, whose main functions are: monitoring the environment, atmosphere, land and oceans, and accurate farming. The results will allow for more in-depth research by commercial firms to develop a variety of applications, including remote sensing and additional technological advances.
To facilitate access to space for Israeli entrepreneurs through the annual launch of an Israeli satellite at LEO to demonstrate and demonstrate technological capabilities.
Hila Haddad-Chemelnik, director general of the Ministry of Innovation, Science and Technology, said: “We are at a critical juncture, where space is shifting from government to private market, which represents a huge opportunity for the state. Israel. Essential both economically and internationally. It is a growing market, and the state of Israel has the potential to capture 1% of the global market share – which will bring huge benefits to Israeli companies engaged in the industry and to the state of Israel as a whole. Significant strengthening of the civilian aerospace industry; the state aspect of the aerospace industry, the strengthening of space research;
Source: SatNews & Israel Valley