On February 21, the Israel Space Agency (ISA) and the Weizmann Institute of Science (WIS) said that Israel’s first space telescope is expected to be launched into space in 2026.
NASA will launch Israel’s first space telescope into space.
NASA will be responsible for launching Israel’s first space telescope into space.
According to the plan, telescope called ULTRASAT will be launched into Earth orbit in early 2026, as part of a new partnership agreement signed between the United States Aerospace Agency (NASĄ) and the Israeli Ministry of Innovation, Science and Technology. NASA will be responsible for implementing this launch.
In a joint announcement, ISA and WIS said the two agencies’ project is expected to help scientists achieve a breakthrough in the detection and analysis of many transient astronomical events such as transits, star formation at neutrons and supernova explosions.
The telescope has an unprecedented wide viewing angle (204 square degrees) Helps scientists explore the universe with an extragalactic volume 100 times larger than observatories on Earth. The tool also measures ultraviolet light that cannot be measured from Earth and provides the scientific community with real-time alerts on transient events.
According to the announcement, with the above capabilities, the Israeli telescope will enable deeper observations of the universe, shedding light on fundamental questions, such as the origin of heavy chemical elements in nature and the impact of holes giant blacks on their environment. This will promote research on many astronomical topics, including supernovae, variable stars, active galaxies and the origin of gravitational waves.
Article source: VNA/News Journal
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On February 21, the Israel Space Agency (ISA) and the Weizmann Institute of Science (WIS) announced that Israel’s first space telescope is planned to be launched into space…