The Israel Space Agency will deploy Ramon.Space equipment in a space mission scheduled to launch in early 2022.
Israeli space computing startup Ramon has taken part in more than 50 space missions to date. The company raised $17.5 million in Series A funding this May.
Ramon has its own in-house manycore radiation-hardened DSP space processor IC, which can handle machine learning workloads, and includes storage. The company said that its software-defined communication systems includes software-defined radio, channelizers, inter-satellite links, routing in space, and digital beamforming.
“We are proud to collaborate with the Israel Space Agency and look forward to the launch which will further validate our advanced computing capabilities in space,” said Avi Shabtai, CEO of Ramon.Space.
"We continue to develop and make advancements to our digital computing payloads which are targeted for many more missions to come.”
Avi Blasberger, director-general of the Israel Space Agency, part of the Ministry of Science and Technology, added: “Space missions call for earth-like flexibility and reliable computing infrastructure. We have been very impressed with the computing capabilities that Ramon.Space offers."
Ramon's chips have been used in the European Space Agency’s Solar Orbiter mission, which took the closest-ever photographs of the Sun. It was also used on the Japanese spaceship Hayabusa 2, which landed on asteroid 162173 Ryugu.
Earlier this year, the company partnered with LEOcloud to create a constellation of cloud-enabled Edge computing satellites.