Check Point supports Rakia space mission

Η Check Point® Software Technologies Ltd. provider of global cybersecurity solutions, supports Israeli space mission raki hosting the communication at the specialized control center, located at its headquarters in Tel Aviv, where it will also host a visitor center.


On April 8, the Israeli astronaut Eytan Stibbe is scheduled to take off from the cape Canaveral Florida on a mission to the International Space Station (ISS).

While there, he will conduct 35 experiments, ranging from research in food and agriculture, medical tests, the effect of microgravity on plastic degradation, to experiments with transient luminous events and more. The shipment is set to last 8 to 10 days.

As part of the project, a unique mission center raki has been built in the offices Check Point Software in Tel Aviv. This will include a control room from which scientists, artists and educators can monitor its activities. Eytan Stibbe and will be allowed to make the necessary changes to the experiments in real time, while having a direct dialogue with the control room. ISS in the United States .

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"In recent years, civilian companies have spent billions of dollars trying to create an 'easy' path in space, which has created new technologies, but in turn, new challenges to cyber security," he said. Oded Vanunu,, Head of Product Vulnerabilities Research in Check Point Software Technologies.

"With a huge volume of communication and data between spacecraft and Earth, every phase of the mission raki must be protected. "We are proud to ensure this vital communication between the space station and our own control center on Earth."

The mission will allow Israeli businessmen and researchers to promote innovative ideas and offer them a rare opportunity to test their businesses in a unique study environment, thus contributing to the international and Israeli research industry.

The visitor center, hosted by Check Point, will do it raki Mission Center accessible to thousands of students, enabling them to experience human space travel through interactive elements and inspiring educational activities.

The center is divided into five groups, each representing a different aspect of the mission:

  1. The International Space Station Complex
  2. The “Rakia” Mission Complex
  3. The Scientific Experiments Complex
  4. The Life in the International Space Station Complex
  5. The Inspirational “There is no dream too far away” Complex.
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Visitors will be able to experience a visualization of the experiment Crisper from Tel Aviv University and the Institute Volcanic, which will test the genetic diagnosis of viruses and bacteria in space missions under microgravity conditions.

In addition, a remote medical experiment will be simulated - detecting stress and monitoring the well-being of astronauts, from "Sheba Medical Center, Which recognizes the development of emotional distress and stressful situations through an application. The app will analyze the emotional state of visitors, just like that of astronauts on the space station.

The inspirational area "No Dream Too Father"Is a special photo exhibition that presents the"Coppola, Also known as the window through which astronauts observe the Earth from the International Space Station.

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