Distributed Space System (DSS) -
An end-to-end system including
two or more space vehicles and
a cooperative infrastructure for
data acquisition, processing,
analysis and distribution.
Distributed Space Systems Lab (DSSL) is a research laboratory at the Technion, led by Professor Pini Gurfil and comprising of an interdisciplinary group of research staff and graduate students from Technion as well as international universities.
DSSL's vision is to generate knowledge and experience that will enable to launch and operate multiple-satellite missions. DSSL is committed to performing advanced research in astrodynamics, satellite dynamics, and orbit control, as well as related disciplines.
DSSL's experimental facilities include a 4x4 meter air-bearing table, nanosatellite models, sensors, and actuators.
Flight Algorithms for Disaggregated Space Architectures (FADER) is DSSL's main funded research.
ADELIS-SAMSON is DSSL's cluster flight project, funded by the ADELIS foundation, the Goldstein foundation, and the Israeli Space Agency. See samson.technion.ac.il
DriveSat is a 2U Cubesat mission to test a reaction wheel developed by DSSL and a vacuum arc thruster developed by the Aerospace Plasma Lab.
The inauguration of the Adelis Mission Control Center (SAMSON's ground station) will be held on June 11, 13:45, at ASRI.