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Y. Fujimori, Symposium Programme Committee Chair, and Faculty Member, International Space University e-mail: email@example.com M.Rycroft, Faculty Member, International Space University e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org N. Crosby, International Space University e-mail: email@example.com 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.
Content Level »Research
Keywords »Europe - complexity - environment - innovation - management - satellite - society - technology - transport
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 SatelliteBusiness 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.