Hera is part of the planetary defence activities executed by European Space Agency. It is part of the larger international cooperation aiming at checking possibility to perform kinetic asteroid deflection performed by NASA DART mission.
Objective of Hera mission is to investigate results of DART impact on smaller bodies of the Didymos asteroid system. Mission is scheduled to launch in 2024 and it will reach Didymos system at the end of 2028.
N7 Space participates in the Hera project by supporting main spacecraft on-board software development and validation activities. Those activities are executed with SPACEBEL S.A..