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Small Satellite Missions for Earth Observation

New Developments and Trends

Editors: Sandau, Rainer, Roeser, Hans-Peter, Valenzuela, Arnoldo (Eds.)

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  • Prospects of future distributed space systems
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This book was compiled from those contributions given at the 7th IAA Symposium on Small Satellites for Earth Observation, May 4-8, 2009, Berlin (IAA – International Academy of Astronautics) which are representative for the new developments and trends in the area of small satellites for Earth observation. They reflect the potentials of a diversity of missions and related technologies. They may be based on national projects or international co-operations, single satellites of constellations, pico-, nano-, micro- or mini-satellites, developed by companies, research institutions or agencies. The main focus is on new missions to monitor our Earth’s resources (chapter 1), and the environment in which our Earth is embedded (chapter 2). Chapter 3 deals with distributed space systems, the unique feature of small satellites. The university satellites chapter (chapter 4) shows the high quality which is already reached by some of the universities worldwide. Chapter 5 gives insight into new developments in the fields of instruments and technologies. The last two chapters (chapters 6, 7) deal with subjects, necessary to make use of the data coming from the satellite systems: attitude and position.

About the authors

Dr. Rainer Sandau, PhD 1997 and habilitation 1990, is Chief Scientist at the German Aerospace Center (DLR) in Berlin, Germany. He has over 25 years of experience in airborne and spaceborne remote sensing activities.

Prof. Dr. Hans-Peter Roeser is director of the Institute of Space Systems at the University of Stuttgart and head of the German SOFIA Institute.

Arnoldo Valenzuela Ph.D., Chief Scientific Officer, has served in this capacity at Media Lario Technologies since January 2004. From 1999 until 2003 he was president and CEO; and from 1995 to 1998, Dr. Valenzuela served as the Company's managing director. Prior to joining Media Lario Technologies, Dr. Valenzuela was director of scientific programs and responsible for business development and marketing strategy at Kayser-Threde GmbH, a German provider of complete space systems from launch to recovery.
Also in Germany, from 1971 through 1994, Valenzuela was senior scientist and leading investigator at the Max Planck Institut (MPE).
From 1986 until 1988, Valenzuela was president of the Argentine National Commission for Space Research. A board member of Argentina's National Commission for Space Research, Valenzuela was the Argentine representative to the Committee on Peaceful Uses of Outer Space within the United Nations' General Assembly.
Internationally recognized for scientific achievement, Valenzuela has garnered awards from the International Academy of Astronautics (2), NASA (2), and European Space Agency (1). He has three international patent applications and is an active member of the International Academy of Astronautics, Academy of Space Sciences: Argentina, and many professional scientific organizations.
In addition to his current responsibilities at Media Lario Technologies, Valenzuela serves as chairman of both the Commission IV and the Committee on Small Satellite Missions for the International Academy of Astronautics.
Valenzuela holds a Ph.D. in physics and a M.S. in physics from the National University of Cuyo, Argentina. He received a B.Sc. in electronics from the University of Córdoba, Argentina.

Table of contents (44 chapters)

Table of contents (44 chapters)
  • Overview on CNES Micro Satellites Missions: In Flight, Under Development and Next

    Pages 3-18

    Landiech, Philippe (et al.)

  • Small Earth Observing Satellites Flying with Large Satellites in the A-Train

    Pages 19-28

    Kelly, Angelita C. (et al.)

  • INTAμSat-1 First Earth Observation Mission

    Pages 29-45

    Angulo, Manuel (et al.)

  • VENμS (Vegetation and Environment Monitoring on a New Micro Satellite)

    Pages 47-65

    Crebassol, Philippe (et al.)

  • The “Ulingo” Mid-Low Latitudes Observation (MILO) Mission

    Pages 67-72

    Ulivieri, Carlo (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Small Satellite Missions for Earth Observation
Book Subtitle
New Developments and Trends
Editors
  • Rainer Sandau
  • Hans-Peter Roeser
  • Arnoldo Valenzuela
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-03501-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-03501-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-03500-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-42508-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 455
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