Yerucham students set their sights on space
Students from Yeshivat AMIT B’Levav Shalem are taking part in an exciting project in which they will build a three-dimensional micro-satellite, program it, and, ultimately, launch it into space.
As part of their learning about satellite communications, students from the yeshiva’s computers and physics tracks will tour the Israel Aerospace Industries plants in Yehud and in the Galilee as well as the Israel Air Force’s missile test unit.
The students also recently met with satellite communications researchers and impressed them with their motivation to succeed in the field. Then they got to see firsthand the first Israeli spacecraft to be launched to the moon in the future.
The project, called “Satellites,” is run by the Education Ministry in conjunction with the Science, Technology, and Space Ministry and the science center in Yerucham, where the yeshiva is located.
Aner Leshem, the school’s principal, said the students’ participation in this project “exposes them to the forefront of scientific progress and research and strengthens their sense of national responsibility as the future generation of Israel’s space project.”