The First Israeli Nano-Satellite


Dr. Meir Ariel
Herzliya Science Center

DUCHIFAT 1 is the first Israeli nano-satellite and the only high-school satellite that is still operational in space today. It was launched on June 19, 2014. DUCHIFAT 2 is an Israeli nano-satellite for measuring the electron density of the lower thermosphere. It’s built at the Herzliya Science Center by high school students from all over the country. The satellite will be launched into orbit from the International Space Station in 2016.