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Thursday, November 27, 2003
ISRAELI X PRIZE TEAM RECRUITS SERIOUS BRAINPOWER AND SECURES NEW SPONSORSHIP
In the continuing quest to build the first privately funded reusable spacecraft, IL Aerospace technologies (ILAT) introduced today their newest team member: Professor Claude Oiknine, one of Israel's top scientist and pioneer of the "Shavit" satellite launcher among other high-profile space programs. Prof. Oiknine was appointed Chief Technical Officer of ILAT where he will lead the Israeli effort in every technical capacity. In addition to this appointment, the team received another boost from AERODAN Systems LTD, an innovated aeronautical engineering firm comprised of more than 25 top-notch industry experts. AERODAN has agreed to provide ILAT with a broad range of services in the subjects of aerodynamics, heat transfer, performance simulations, finite element analysis (FEA), guidance and control.
"This is exactly what our team needed", said Dov Chartarifsky, ILAT Founder and CEO. "Having a world renowned expert of the caliber of Prof. Oiknine join our team, places us closer to our goal of winning the X Prize and establishing the world's first private space program". Read More
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