U.S., Israeli Companies Showcased New Technologies, Discussed
As the Governments of the United States and Israel shift their
policy vision to building robust commercial space industries, the
U.S.-Israel Science and Technology Foundation (USISTF) is
facilitating the cooperation between U.S. and Israeli industry that
will help make that vision a reality.
Israel Space 2012, which took place from January 28th –
February 3rd, 2012, organized by USISTF in cooperation with the
U.S. Commercial Service and the Airlift Company brought U.S. and
European commercial space companies to Israel to see first-hand
next generation technologies being developed by innovative Israeli
companies to develop new business partnerships. Companies
attended an international business forum, organized by USISTF that
highlighted U.S. and Israel government space programs and the
opportunities their new emphases on private sector capabilities
open for new joint activities.
The international delegation included Virgin Galactic, the Ohio
Department of Development, Optimax Systems, Sierra Nevada
Corporation, Gomspace, EaDs Astrium, Astro- und Feinwerktechnik
Aldershof, Evoleo Technologies and Ruag Space. Participating
Israeli companies included Accubeat, BAE Systems Rokar, Boeing,
Cyclone, Elop, IAI, Kanfit, Rafael, Satlink and Spacecom.
Ann Liebschutz, Executive Director of the U.S.-Israel Science
and Technology Foundation says, "our program, which drew together
innovative U.S. and Israeli commercial space companies offers an
opportunity to showcase the technology and services that each had
to offer but also aims to move beyond conversations by working to
create working consortia of U.S. and Israeli scientists to jointly
provide the commercial space solutions of tomorrow."