New Reaction Wheel Developed at DSSL

27 June, 2017 The new wheel is based on hard disk drive components and is expected to reduce CubeSat costs significantly.

Prof. Gurfil Interviewed by Science and Technology Daily

4 May, 2014 This is China's Ministry of Science and Technology official newspaper.

Prof. Gurfil Interviewed by the Ukranian TV

1 May, 2014 Recent advances in Israel's space technology were discussed.

Post-doctoral Positions - Space Systems

9 October, 2013 DSSL is offering a number of post-doctoral positions in space systems.

SAMSON Completes Preliminary Design Review

24 July, 2013 The preliminary design of all subsystems has been presented and discussed in a wide forum including representatives from the Technion, Israeli space agency and Israeli space industry.

Leo Mazal Successfully Defends His PhD Dissertation

11 July, 2013 Congrats! Leo's research focused on cluster flight algorithms for disaggregated satellites, with applications to the SAMSON project.

DSSL Receives First Hardware Components for SAMSON

3 January, 2013 The SAMSON satellite cluster flight project moves ahead as flight computer, batteries and electronic power system arrive.

DSSL Awarded Grant to Develop a Simulator for IAI

6 November, 2012 The DSSL team will develop a CMG simulator for the Israel Aerospace Industries, including mechanical design, attitude control software development and electronic integration.

Prof. Gurfil and Dr. Theil Win a German-Israeli Foundation Research Grant

27 September, 2012 The research will be a collaborative effort between DSSL and the DLR Institute of Space Systems, and is aimed at studying self-assembly and operation of multiple space objects.

SAMSON System Requirements Review Officially Kicks Off Technion's Next Satellite Project

3 April, 2012 Space Autonomous Mission for Swarming and Geolocation with Nanosatellites (SAMSON) will include three 6U CubeSats equipped with cold-gas propulsion for experimenting with technologies related to autonomous cluster flight and space-borne geolocation.


Prof. Gurfil wins ERC Starting Grant in the Amount of $2.2 Million

12 March, 2012 The highly-competitive grants are considered Europe’s most prestigious research awards.


Norman Augustine Visits DSSL

1 February, 2011 World-renowned aerospace buisness and policy leader discussed recent progress in space technology with Prof. Gurfil

DSSL Wins Grant to Study Autonomous Space Localization

1 January, 2010 Israeli Ministry of Science and Technology funds a 3-year study of vision-aided localization for lunar and planetary satellites


Spacecraft Formation Flying Book Out Now

1 January, 2010 Authored by Alfriend, Vadali, Gurfil, How and Breger