Small Satellites for Earth Observation

Selected Contributions

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

Free Preview
  • Shows the advantages of small satellite missions:
  • Faster return of data
  • Larger variety of missions
  • Greater involvement of local and small industry
see more benefits

Buy this book

eBook $149.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-4020-6943-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $249.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-1-4020-6942-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $199.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-90-481-7772-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
About this book

This book deals with different aspects of small satellites for Earth observation

- programmatics
- current and planned Earth observation missions
- spacebased instruments
- satellite constellations
- satellite subsystems
- spacecraft bus systems
- lessons learned
- special aspects (e.g. thermal control, integration and test, launch services, ground station).

The material provided is collected from the 6th IAA Symposium on Small Satellites for Earth Observation, initiated by the International Academy of Astronautics (IAA), and 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.

Audience:
This book will be of interest to practitioners and professionals in the remote sensing field.

Table of contents (37 chapters)

Table of contents (37 chapters)
  • NASA Earth Observation Programs and Small Satellites

    Pages 3-12

    Neeck, Steven P. (et al.)

  • Incubating Domestic Space-Qualified Manufacturers Through ROCSAT Programs

    Pages 13-25

    Chern, Jeng-Shing (et al.)

  • Trends and Visions for Small Satellite Missions

    Pages 27-39

    Sandau, Rainer (et al.)

  • Development of the MicroSat Programme at INTA

    Pages 41-54

    Angulo, Manuel (et al.)

  • Moving Towards Commercial Earth Observation Services with Small Satellite Constellations

    Pages 57-66

    Baker, Adam M. (et al.)

Buy this book

eBook $149.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-4020-6943-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $249.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-1-4020-6942-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $199.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-90-481-7772-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Loading...

Recommended for you

Loading...

Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Small Satellites for Earth Observation
Book Subtitle
Selected Contributions
Editors
  • Rainer Sandau
  • Hans-Peter Roeser
  • Arnoldo Valenzuela
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-6943-7
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4020-6943-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-6942-0
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-7772-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXII, 406
Topics