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    Title

    Small Spacecraft for Deep-Space Exploration

    Description

    This session focuses on innovative small spacecraft designs, systems, missions and technologies for the exploration and commercialization of space beyond Earth orbit. Target destinations for these miniaturized space probes include the Earth's Moon, Mars, comets and asteroids, as well as other destinations that are targets for in-situ resource utilization (ISRU). Small exploration probes covered by this session may come in many different forms including special-purpose miniature spacecraft, standard format small platforms such as Cubesats or other microsats, nanosats, picosats, etc. Topics include new and emerging technologies including the use of commercial off the shelf (COTS) technologies, miniaturized subsystems including propulsion, avionics, guidance navigation & control, power supply, communication, thermal management, and sensors and instruments. The main focus of this session is on new and emerging systems, missions, driving technologies and applications that are both government-funded as well as driven by commercial ventures.

    Date

    2019-10-25

    Time

    09:45

    Room

    151B

    IPC members
    • Co-Chair: Dr. Leon Alkalai, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Jet Propulsion Laboratory, United States;

    • Co-Chair: Dr. Rene Laufer, Baylor University / University of Cape Town, United States;

    • Rapporteur: Ms. Amanda Stiles, Rocket Lab, United States;

    papers

    Order

    Time

    Paper title

    Mode

    Presentation status

    Speaker

    Affiliation

    Country

    1

    09:45

    KEYNOTE: MarCO: Flight Results from the First Interplanetary CubeSat Mission

    20

    Dr. Andrew Klesh

    National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Jet Propulsion Laboratory

    United States

    2

    10:05

    SmallSat Aerocapture: Breaking the Rocket Equation to Enable a New Class of Planetary Missions

    10

    Mr. Alex Austin

    National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Jet Propulsion Laboratory

    United States

    3

    10:15

    Systems Design of MARIO: a stand-alone 16U CubeSat to Mars

    10

    Dr. Francesco Topputo

    Politecnico di Milano

    Italy

    4

    10:25

    Lunar IceCube: Pioneering Technologies for Interplanetary Small Satellite Exploration

    10

    Prof. Benjamin Malphrus

    Morehead State University

    United States

    5

    10:35

    Telecommunications Systems Testing and Ground-Compatibility Verification for EM-1 CubeSat Missions

    10

    confirmed

    Dr. Alessandra Babuscia

    Jet Propulsion Laboratory - California Institute of Technology

    United States

    6

    10:45

    LunIR: A CubeSat Spacecraft Performing Advanced Infrared Imaging of the Lunar Surface

    10

    Dr. Joseph Shoer

    Lockheed Martin (Space Systems Company)

    United States

    7

    10:55

    Moon Cubesat Hazard Assessment (MOOCHA) – Proposing an International Earth-Moon Small Satellite Constellation

    10

    Dr. Rene Laufer

    Baylor University / University of Cape Town

    United States

    8

    11:05

    Challenges in LICIA Cubesat trajectory design to support DART mission science

    10

    Prof. Michèle Lavagna

    Politecnico di Milano

    Italy

    9

    11:15

    Development and Testing of an Engineering Model for an Asteroid Hopping Robot

    10

    Mr. Greg Wilburn

    University of Arizona

    United States

    10

    11:25

    Capabilities of a Nano-LIDAR for Future Reconnaissance Missions to NEOs

    10

    Mr. Lewis Walker

    University of Strathclyde

    United Kingdom

    11

    11:35

    Feasibility and Preliminary Design of a ChipSat Planetary Entry Mission to Investigate the Atmosphere of Venus

    10

    Mr. Salvatore Vivenzio

    International Space University (ISU)

    France

    12

    11:45

    Flights are Ten a Sail – Re-use and Commonality in the Design and System Engineering of Small Spacecraft Solar Sail Missions with Modular Hardware for Responsive and Adaptive Exploration

    10

    Mrs. Caroline Lange

    Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V. (DLR)

    Germany

    13

    11:55

    Planetary Exploration Using CubeSat Deployed Sailplanes

    10

    Mr. Adrien Bouskela

    University of Arizona

    United States

    14

    12:05

    Mars Small-Spacecraft Human Exploration Resource Prospector with Aero-braking (SHERPA): Demonstrating an End-to-End Mission to Phobos Distant Retrograde Orbit

    10

    Dr. Jaime Esper

    National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

    United States