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    The International Academy of Astronautics (IAA) Symposium on Small Satellite Missions is focused on recent advances in small satellite class missions weighing much less than 1000kg, addressing needs in government, commerce, or academia. Papers should focus on how microsatellites, nanosatellites, cubesats and small and “megaconstellations” amongst others enable valuable results for the mission end-user. Papers should benefit the wider smallsat community, and demonstrate a degree of ingenuity and innovation in small satellite utilisation, design, manufacture and/or engineering. Papers can report on important lessons-learned, describe notable missions in the planning stages, or include topics that demonstrate the value of small satellites and their constellations, their applications. Sessions cover the role that small satellites can play in developing space nations, science, exploration, “NewSpace”, communications and Earth Observation. Sessions also cover cost-effective operations, affordable and reliable access to space through launch, and emerging and promising smallsat technologies and techniques. This symposium will accept submissions for oral presentations only.

    IPC members
    • Coordinator: Mr. Alex da Silva Curiel, Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd (SSTL), United Kingdom;

    • Coordinator: Dr. Jian Guo, Delft University of Technology (TU Delft), The Netherlands;

    • Support: Ms. Rhoda Shaller Hornstein, United States;





    1. 19th Workshop on Small Satellite Programmes at the Service of Developing Countries

    2. Small Space Science Missions

    3. Small Satellite Operations

    4. Small Earth Observation Missions

    5. Access to Space for Small Satellite Missions

    5A-C4.8. Joint Session between IAA and IAF for Small Satellite Propulsion Systems

    6A. Generic Technologies for Small/Micro Platforms

    6B. Generic Technologies for Nano/Pico Platforms

    7. Constellations and Distributed Systems

    8. Small Spacecraft for Deep-Space Exploration

    9-GTS.5. Small Satellite Missions Global Technical Session

    10-A6.10. Joint Small Satellite/Space Debris Session to promote the long-term sustainability of space

    IP. Interactive Presentations:26th IAA SYMPOSIUM ON SMALL SATELLITE MISSIONS