Raz Itzhaki (currently cofounder and CEO of nanosatellite startup NSLComm and former manager of Israel Aerospace Industries’ nanosatellite department) founds the Israeli Nanosatellite Association with a group of young space engineers and scientists — including Yonatan Winetraub — to promote the development of nanosatellites for academic, educational and commercial purposes.

Duchifat-1, the first Israeli nano-satellite. Photo by Meir Ariel