Small Satellites for Earth Observation: Selected Contributions by Rainer SandauSmall Satellites for Earth Observation: Selected Contributions by Rainer Sandau

Small Satellites for Earth Observation: Selected Contributions

byRainer SandauEditorHans-Peter Roeser, Arnoldo Valenzuela

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The 6thIAA Symposium on Small Satellites for Earth Observation, initiated by the International Academy of Astronautics (IAA), was again hosted by DLR, the German Aerospace Center. The participation of scientists, engineers, and managers from 24 countries reflected the high interest in the use of small satellites for dedicated missions applied to Earth observation.

As in the previous symposia, the contributions showed that dedicated Earth observation missions cover a wide range of very different tasks. These missions provide increased opportunities for access to space and can be conducted relatively quickly and inexpensively. The spacecraft bus, the instruments, and the ground systems can be based either on optimized off-the-shelf systems with little or no requirements for new technology, or on new high-technology designs. Thus a new class of advanced small satellite missions, including autonomously-operating "intelligent" satellites and satellite constellations can be created, opening new fields of application for science and the public.

The symposium provided 11 sessions for oral presentations and one poster session. Furthermore, in our 6thSymposium the Student Prize Paper Competition has been continued. The student papers have been evaluated by distinguished judges selected from academia, industry and government, coming from four continents. The finalists presented their papers in the Student Conference session.

Title:Small Satellites for Earth Observation: Selected ContributionsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:406 pagesPublished:November 10, 2010Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Session 1 - Programmatics NASA Earth Observation Programs and Small Satellites Neeck, S. P., Hammer, T. F. Incubating domestic space-qualified manufacturers through ROCSAT programs Chern, J.-S., Huang, A., Wu, L. Trends and Visions for Small Satellite Missions Sandau, R., Paxton, L., Esper, J. Development of the MicroSat programme at INTA Angulo, M., Mi, J. M., De Vicente, P., Prieto, M., Rodriguez, O., De la Fuente, E., Palau, J. Session 2 - Missions (1) Moving towards commercial Earth observation services with small satellite constellations Baker, A. M., Davies, P., Boland, L. PROBA spacecraft family - small mission solutions for emerging applications Bermyn, J., Dorn, C. Small Satellites and Earth Observation Systems for Small Countries and Regions Schoenmaker, A. Session 3 - Instruments Development of High-Performance Optical System for Small Satellites Choi, Y.-W., Yang, S.-U., Kang, M.-S., Kim, E.-E. Comparison of Atmospheric Ozone Measurements between NASA's Total Ozone Mapping Spectrometer (TOMS) and the FASAT BRAVO Ozone Mapping Detector (OMAD) Fernandez-Saldivar, J. A., Underwood, C. I., Mackin, S. Serious microsats need serious instruments, MIBS and the first results Leijtens, J., de Goeij, B., van der Meché, E., Eschen, M., Court, A. Session 4 - Constellations Feasibility of a constellation of miniature satellites for performing measurements of the magnetic field of the Earth Thomsen, M., Merayo, J. M. G., Brauer, P., Vennerstrom, S., Olsen, N., Toffner-Clausen, L. Preliminary concepts and analysis of future Earth observation missions based on distributed radars D´Errico, M.,Fasano, G. The Swarm Magnetometry Package Merayo, J. M. G., Jorgensen, J. L., Friis-Christensen, E., Brauer, P., Primdahl, F., Jorgensen, P. S., Allin, T. H., Denver, T. EO formation flying applications for small satellite missions Sephton, A. J., Wishart, A., Strauch, K., Teston, F. Session 5 - Subsystems (1) GPS for Microsatellites - Status and Perspectives Montenbruck, O., Markgraf, M., Garcia-Fernandez, M., Helm, A. On-the-fly merging of attitude solutions Jorgensen, P. S., Jorgensen, J. L., Denver, T., Allin, T. H. Design and on-orbit evaluation of magnetic attitude control system for the 'REIMEI' microsatellite Sakai, S., Fukushima, Y., Saito, H. GPS & low cost sensors in navigation Bourghani Farahani, N., Pouryaie, N. Session 6 - Students Session GPS based attitude determination for the Flying Laptop satellite Hauschild, A., Grillmayer, G., Montenbruck, O., Markgraf, M., Vörsmann, P. Electromagnetic formation flight system design Kwon, D. W. Preliminary system simulation environment of the university micro-satellite Flying Laptop Brandt, A., Kossev, I., Falke, A., Eickhoff, J., Röser, H.-P. A miniaturised UV imaging spectrometer for remote sensing of atmosphere: volcanic sulphur dioxide, ozone, and aerosols Fernandez-Saldivar, J. A. Beesat attitude determination and control system Herfort, M., Berlin, M., Geile, H.-P., Yoon, Z. Session 7 - Special aspects Initial SPHERES operations aboard the International Space Station Saenz-Otero, A., Miller, D. W. BIRD micro satellite thermal control system - 5 years of operation in space Lura, F., Biering, B., Lötzke, H.-G., Studemund, H., Baturkin,