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Smaller Satellites: Bigger Business? : Concepts, Applications and Markets for Micro/Nanosatellites in a New Information World - Michael J. Rycroft

Smaller Satellites: Bigger Business?

Concepts, Applications and Markets for Micro/Nanosatellites in a New Information World

By: Michael J. Rycroft (Editor), Norma Crosby (Editor)

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Y. Fujimori, Symposium Programme Committee Chair, and Faculty Member, International Space University e-mail: fujimori@isu.isunet.edu M.Rycroft, Faculty Member, International Space University e-mail: rycroft@isu.isunet.edu N. Crosby, International Space University e-mail: norma@bock-crosby.fsbusines.co.uk For the sixth annual ISU Symposium the theme was "Smaller Satellites: Bigger Business? Concepts, Applications and Markets for Micro/Nanosatellites in a New Information World". Thus, the Symposium addressed the crucial question: are small satellites the saviour of space programmes around the world It did this from the unique perspective of the International Space today? University - the interdisciplinary, international and intercultural perspective. This Symposium brought together a variety of people working on small satellites - engineers, scientists, planners, providers, operators, policy makers and business executives, together with representatives from regulatory bodies, from national and international organizations, and from the finance sector, and also entrepreneurs. Discussion and debate were encouraged, based on the papers presented and those published here.

Acknowledgements
Foreword
Micro/Nanosatellites - The New Worldp. 1
Nanotechnology - Tools for the Satellite Worldp. 21
The Promises of Nanotechnology: Will They Be kept?p. 33
Canada's First Microsatellite - An Enabling Low-Cost Technology for Future Space Science and Technology Missionsp. 43
PROBA (Project for On-board Autonomy)p. 53
SNAP-1 - Design, Construction, Launch and Early Operations Phase Results of a Modular COTS-Based Nano-satellitep. 69
Report on Panel Discussion 1: New Advances of Nanotechnologyp. 79
Nanosatellite Science Applicationsp. 83
Creation of an Information Society by Satellite Communications RandD: the Role of Small Satellitesp. 93
MYRIADE, the CNES Micro-satellite Product Line for Science and Innovationp. 101
Air Quality Improvement through Micro-Technologyp. 109
Small Satellites in the Future Space Infrastructurep. 119
Master of Space Studies 2001 Views and Visionsp. 127
Report on Panel Discussion 2: Micro/Nanosatellites - Benefits, Services and Applicationsp. 133
A Trajectory to Commercial Microspacep. 135
Measuring Complexity and Risk of New Small Satellite Endeavorsp. 145
The Future Satellite Business Is Small Satellite Businessp. 157
Market Growth Potential for Small Satellites: An Industry Viewp. 165
The COCONUDS Concept: a Low-cost, Distributed Network Approach to Satellite Earth Observationp. 173
A Microsatellite-based Demonstrator Mission for Agriculture and the Environmentp. 179
Some Problems Specific to Small Satellite Project Financingp. 185
The CNES Micro-satellite MYRIADE Program as a Laboratory for Innovative Methods of Space Project Managementp. 197
Report on Panel Discussion 3: Market Potential - Big Business versus the Entrepreneurp. 205
New Propulsive Module for Manosatellitesp. 209
Military Missions for Small Satellite Constellationsp. 219
Pegasus - Past, Present and Futurep. 229
Small Satellites in a Large Launch Vehicle Marketplace: NASA's Strategic Effort to Provide Space Transportationp. 239
Vega: the European Initiative for Launching Small Satellitesp. 249
Overview of the Russian Launch Possibilities for Small Satellitesp. 257
Report on Panel Discussion 4: Launch and Support Services for Micro/Nanosatellitesp. 267
The Small Satellite Business: Contributions to, and from, Developing Countriesp. 269
SUNSAT to SunSpace: Meeting the Needs of Technology Transfer and Commercialisationp. 279
From Big LEO Satellite Ventures to Smaller Satellite Systems: Lessons to be Learnt in an Apparently Evanescent Marketp. 289
Small Satellites in Developing Countries - An Integral Part of National Developmentp. 299
Prospects for Involvement in Space Activities in Developing Countries via Small Satellitesp. 307
A Microspacecraft Platform for Missions in Earth Orbit and beyond LEOp. 315
The Brazilian Microsatellite Development Strategy: an Assessment of the Scientific Applications Satellite (SACI) Programmep. 321
Micro/Nanosatellites as an Enabler of the New Information Worldp. 329
Report on Panel Discussion 5: Broader Impacts and Implicationsp. 337
Report on Panel Discussion 6, Part 1: Debate: The Business Case for Small Satellites has yet to be madep. 341
Report on Panel Discussion 6, Part 2: Concluding Panel Discussion: Highlights and Lessons Learned in all Sessionsp. 347
Mission Model Consideration using NEC Advanced Small Satellite Busp. 351
SCALE: A Scaleable Wire Boom Systemp. 355
A Modular Design Concept For Small Satellitesp. 357
NESS: Using a Microsatellite to Search for and Track Satellites and Asteroidsp. 359
Integrating Robustness Into ST-5 Nano-Satellite Development For Inexpensive Space Missionsp. 361
Small Spacecraft for Space Weather Upstream Monitoringp. 369
Nano Satellite Propulsion using FEEP Thrustersp. 373
Angara and the Market for Non-Geostationary Orbit (NGSO) Satellitesp. 377
The WEOS (Whale Ecology Observation Satellite) System and University Educationp. 379
An Overview of the Technology Satellite of the 21st Century (TechSat 21) Programp. 381
Vision of Fugure Space Systems Based on Recent MEMS and Nano-technology Developmentsp. 383
ROCKOT - a Competitive and Reliable Launch Vehicle for Small Satellitep. 387
Advanced Micro/Nanosatellite Attitude Control Systems (ACS)p. 389
Small Satellite Development and Future Vision of NASDAp. 393
The TAKO (Target Collaborativize) Flyer: a New Concept for Future Satellite Servicingp. 397
Status of Micro- / Nano-Satellites in NASDAp. 401
Micro Spectrometer and MEMS for Spacep. 403
Air Pollution Monitoring Using a Constellation of Small Satellitesp. 407
Micro/Nano-Technologies for High Performance Spacecraftp. 411
JetGun Sat "TOPPU"p. 413
Titech CanSat Project 2000: Report of Sub-orbital Flight and Balloon Experimentp. 417
Atmospheric Climate Experiment ACE a Constellation of Microsats for Atmospheric Soundingp. 419
Leonid Meteor Observer in LEO: a University Microsatellite to Observe the 2002 Leonid from Spacep. 423
Appendixp. 427
The International Space University's Small Satellite Interdisciplinary Survey (ISIS)p. 429
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ISBN: 9781402001994
ISBN-10: 1402001991
Series: Space Studies
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 494
Published: 31st January 2002
Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 2.0