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Check Point software supports Rakia mission in space

SAN CARLOS, Calif., April 07, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Check Point® Software Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHKP), one of the world’s leading providers of cybersecurity solutions, supports the Israeli Rakia space mission by hosting the communication with the specialized control center, located at its headquarters in Tel Aviv, where it will also host a center of reception. On April 8, Israeli astronaut Eytan Stibbe is due to take off from Cape Canaveral, Florida, for a mission to the International Space Station (ISS). There, he will conduct 35 experiments, ranging from research in food and agriculture, medical testing, the impact of microgravity on plastic degradation, to experiments with transient light events, and more. The mission is scheduled to last 8 to 10 days.

As part of this endeavor, a unique Rakia Mission Center was built at the Check Point Software offices in Tel Aviv. This will include a control room from which scientists, artists and educators can monitor Eytan Stibbe’s activities and allow them to make any necessary changes to the experiments in real time, while interacting directly with the control room. of the ISS in the United States. .

“In recent years, civilian companies have spent billions of dollars trying to create an ‘easy’ path through space, which has created new technologies, but in turn, new challenges for cybersecurity,” he said. said Oded Vanunu, head of product vulnerability research at Check Point. Software technologies. “With an enormous amount of communications and data between spacecraft and Earth, every phase of the Rakia mission must be protected. We are proud to secure these vital communications between the space station and our control center on Earth.

The mission will enable Israeli entrepreneurs and researchers to advance innovative ideas and provide them with a rare opportunity to test their businesses in a unique study environment, thereby contributing to international and Israeli research industries. The Welcome Center, hosted by Check Point, will make the Rakia Mission Center accessible to thousands of students, allowing them to experience the human journey in space through interactive elements and inspiring educational activities. The center is divided into five complexes, each representing a different aspect of the mission:

  1. The International Space Station Complex
  2. The missionary complex “Rakia”
  3. The complex of scientific experiments
  4. Life in the International Space Station Complex
  5. The inspiring resort “There’s no dream too far”.

Visitors will be able to experience a visualization of Tel Aviv University and Volcanic Institute’s Crisper experiment, which will test the genetic diagnosis of viruses and bacteria during space missions in microgravity conditions. In addition, a remote medical experience will be simulated – remote astronaut stress detection and wellness monitoring, by the “Sheba Medical Center”, which recognizes the development of emotional distress and stressful situations via an app. The app will analyze the emotional state of visitors, just like that of astronauts on the space station. The inspirational ‘No Dream Too Far’ area is a special photographic exhibit that shows the ‘Coppola’, aka the window through which astronauts view Earth from the International Space Station.

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Rodney N.

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