Smaller Satellites: Bigger Business?: Concepts, Applications and Markets for Micro/Nanosatellites in a New Information World / Edition 1

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The Symposium's broad ranging theme is analysed and discussed from many viewpoints - engineering, science, policy, law, business, finance and management. Different ways in which small satellites may create larger business opportunities are examined, ranging from telecommunications systems to Earth observation applications and technology demonstrators. Information satisfying the needs of consumers is the key to success. Small satellites, which are Responsive, Adaptable and Cost Effective, will define the new space RACE.

The Proceedings of this Symposium are invaluable to all people in industry, government and academia who are using space in innovative ways.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781402001994
  • Publisher: Springer Netherlands
  • Publication date: 1/31/2002
  • Series: Space Studies Series, #6
  • Edition description: 2002
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 494
  • Product dimensions: 9.21 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 1.13 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements. Foreword. Keynote Address. Micro/Nanosatellites - The New World; M.N. Sweeting. Keynote Address. Nanotechnology - Tools for the Satellite World; S.W. Janson. Session 1: New Advances of Nanotechnology. Session Chair: R. Zee. The Promises of Nanotechnology: Will They Be kept? C.M. Satter, S.E. Matousek. Canada's First Microsatellite - An Enabling Low-Cost Technology for Future Space Science and Technology Missions; R.E. Zee, P. Stibrany. PROBA (Project for On-Board Autonomy); D. Bernaerts, et al. SNAP-1 - Design, Construction, Launch and Early Operations Phase Results of a Modular COTS-Based Nano-satellite; C. Underwood, et al. Report on Panel Discussion 1. New Advances of Nanotechnology; S. Janosik, et al. Session 2: Micro/Nanosatellites - Benefits, Services and Applications. Session Chair: R. Blott. Nanosatellite Science Applications; J.E. Oberright. Creation of an Information Society by Satellite Communications R&D: the Role of Small Satellites; T. Iida. MYRIADE, the CNES Micro-satellite Product Line for Science and Innovation; C. Bouzat. Air Quality Improvement through Micro-Technology; J.D. Burke, L. Zhang. Small Satellites in the Future Space Infrastructure; K. Maeda. Master of Space Studies 2001 Views and Visions; T. Radcliffe, L. Summerer. Report on Panel Discussion 2. Micro/Nanosatellites – Benefits, Services and Applications; A. Ismail, M. Rycroft. Keynote Address. A Trajectory to Commercial Microspace; R. Fleeter. Session 3: Market Potential - Big Business versus the Entrepreneur. Session Chair: J. van der Ha. Measuring Complexity and Risk of New Small Satellite Endeavors; D.A. Bearden. The Future Satellite Business is Small Satellite Business; B. Doll. Market Growth Potential for Small Satellites: An Industry View; A. Lewin. The COCONUDS Concept: A Low-cost, Distributed Network Approach to Satellite Earth Observation; F.F. Verduijn, et al. A Microsatellite-based Demonstrator Mission for Agriculture and the Environment; B. Coquil, Ph. Campenon. Some Problems Specific to Small Satellite Project Financing; J. Kreisel. The CNES Micro-satellite MYRIADE Program as a Laboratory for Innovative Methods of Space Project Management; C. Belleval. Report on Panel Discussion 3. Market Potential – Big Business versus the Entrepreneur; A. Alale, L. Summerer. Session 4: Launch and Support Services for Micro/Nanosatellites. Session Chair: P. Balaam. New Propulsive Module for Nanosatellites; R. Fleeter. Military Missions for Small Satellite Constellations; T.J. Lawrence, M.E.B. France. Pegasus – Past, Present and Future; W.E. Frick. Small Satellites in a Large Launch Vehicle Marketplace: NASA's Strategic Efford to Provide Space Transportation; J.C. Schafer. Vega: the European Initiative for Launching Small Satellites; R. Barbera. Overview of the Russian Launch Possibilities for Small Satellites; G.M. Webb. Report on Panel Discussion 4. Launch and Support Services for Micro/Nanosatellites; M. Pavek, R. Stephenson. Keynote Address. The Small Satellite Business: Contributions to, and from, Developing Countries; M. Othman. Session 5: Broader Impacts and Implications. Session Chair: S. Mostert. SUNSAT to SunSpace: Meeting the Needs of Technology Transfer and Commercialisation; G.W. Milne, et al. From Big LEO Satellite Ventures to Smaller Satellite Systems: Lessons to be Learnt in an Apparently Evanescent Market; P.A. Salin. Small Satellites in Developing Countries – An Integral Part of National Development; F.D. Chizea. Prospects for Involvement in Space Activities in Developing Countries via Small Satellites; N. Dhanji. A Microspacecraft Platform for Missions in Earth Orbit and Beyond LEO; P. Eckart, et al. The Brazilian Microsatellite Development Strategy: an Assessment of the Scientific Applications Satellite (SACI) Programme; E.J. Costa Filho, A.T. Furtado. Micro/Nanosatellites as an Enabler of the New Information World; T.J. Grant. Report on Panel Discussion 5. Broader Impacts and Implications; K. Murphy, et al. Session 6: Part 1: Debate: The Business Case for Small Satellites had yet to be made. Moderator: K. Doetsch. Report on Panel Discussion 6, Part 1. Debate: The Business Case for Small Satellites had yet to be made; P. Milani, M. Rycroft. Session 6: Part 2: Concluding Panel Discussion: Highlights and Lessons Learned in all Sessions. Moderator: K. Doetsch. Report on Panel Discussion 6, Part 2. Concluding Panel Discussion: Highlights and Lessons Learned in all Sessions; P. Milani, M. Rycroft. Poster Papers. Mission Model Considerations Using NEC Advanced Small Satellite Bus; J. Aoyama, et al. SCALE: A Scaleable Wire Boom System; L.A. Bylander, et al. A Modular Design Concept for Small Satellites; L.A. Bylander, et al. NESS: Using a Microsatellite to Search for and Track Satellites and Asteroids; K.A. Carroll, A.R. Hildebrand. Integrating Robustness into ST-5 Nano-Satellite Development for Inexpensive Space Missions; G. Chen, J. Oberright. Small Spacecraft for Space Weather Upstream Monitoring; N.B. Crosby, et al. Nano Satellite Propulsion using FEEP Thrusters; P.W.C. Fernando. Angara and the Market for Non-Geostationary Orbit (NGSO) Satellites; E. Haase, R. Happersett. The WEOS (Whale Ecology Observation Satellite) System and University Education; T. Hayashi. An Overview of the Technology Satellite of the 21st Century (TechSat 21) Program; M. Hughes, S. Norris. Vision of Future Space Systems Based on Recent MEMS and Nano-technology Developments; H. Kim. ROCKOT – a Competitive and Reliable Launch Vehicle for Small Satellite; M. Kinnersly, et al. Advanced Micro/Nanosatellite Attitude Control Systems (ACS); V.J. Lappas, et al. Small Satellite Development and Future Vision of NASDA; T. Nagai, M. Mokuno. The TAKO (Target Collaborativize) Flyer: a New Concept for Future Satellite Servicing; H. Nakanishi, K. Yoshida. Status of Micro- / Nano-Satellites in NASDA; A. Noda, T. Sekiguchi. Micro Spectrometer and MEMS for Space; R. Riesenberg, et al. Air Pollution Monitoring Using a Constellation of Small Satellites; W. Soh. Micro / Nano-Technologies for High Performance Spacecraft; L. Stenmark, F. Bruhn. JetGun Sat 'TOPPU'; K. Ui, et al. Titech CanSat Project 2000: Report of Sub-orbital Flight and Balloon Experiment; K. Ui, et al. Atmospheric Climate Experiment ACE a Constellation of Microsats for Atmospheric Sounding; S.M. Veldman, K. Lundahl. Leonid Meteor Observer in LEO: a University Microsatellite to Observe the 2002 Leonid from Space; K. Yoshida, et al. Appendix. The International Space University's Small Satellite Interdisciplinary Survey (ISIS); N. Bovet, et al.

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