“Israel must preserve full communications independence that is not dependent on outside sources,” he said. “One of the solutions is to take immediate action to speed up the production of a new satellite.”
People in buildings several miles from the facility wrote on social media that they felt the blast.
Aldrin was speaking at the Technion–Israel Institute of Technology in Haifa last week as part of the SSP2016 session held there by the International Space University.
Maj.-Gen. (res.) Isaac Ben Israel, chairman of the Israeli Space Agency, told the Post that he expects there to be another Israeli astronaut within the next four to five years.
Inadequate Israeli civilian space program jeopardizing military development, experts warn; adds that lifting of Iran sanctions will result sped-up advances in Iranian long-range missiles.
'The Israeli space week'
Friday's solar eclipse will be the last one visible in Israel until 2020.
MK Meir Sheetrit accuses Sa’ar of organizing deal for Rivlin to get haredi MKs’ support, by promising to close stores in Tel Aviv on Shabbat.
Choreographer Rachel Erdos explores the connection between text and religious observance.
Lackluster efforts in both legs doom favored yellow-and-blue vs Maribor; K8 hosts Dinamo in Cyprus.