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    Title

    Small Earth Observation Missions

    Description

    We call for papers that will present information to decision makers, scientists, engineers, and managers about cost-effective small satellite missions, instruments, technologies, and designs of both current and planned Earth and near-Earth missions. This session addresses the technologies, applications and missions achieved through the use of small, cost-effective satellites to observe the Earth and near-Earth space. Innovative cost-effective solutions to the needs of the science and applications communities are sought. Satellite technologies suited for use on small satellites including those in the single to multiple CubeSat ranges are particularly encouraged. Satellite or technology development efforts that make use of innovative launch opportunities, such as the developing space tourism market and commercial launch capability, hold significant promise for low-cost access to space make Earth observation missions attainable to non-governmental organizations as well as traditional users: papers addressing these evolving opportunities would be welcomed.

    IPC members
    • Co-Chair: Mr. Carsten Tobehn, European Space Agency (ESA), The Netherlands;

    • Co-Chair: Dr. Larry Paxton, The John Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, United States;

    • Rapporteur: Dr. Werner R. Balogh, World Meteorological Organization (WMO), Switzerland;

    • Rapporteur: Mr. Marco Gomez Jenkins, Imperial College London, United Kingdom;

    papers

    Order

    Time

    Paper title

    Mode

    Presentation status

    Speaker

    Affiliation

    Country

    1

    Outline of the HydroGNSS GNSS-Reflectometry Scout Mission

    10

    confirmed

    Dr. Martin J. Unwin

    Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd (SSTL)

    United Kingdom

    2

    PRETTY – A CubeSat mission for passive reflectometry and dosimetry

    10

    confirmed

    Mr. Andreas Johann Hörmer

    Graz University of Technology (TU Graz)

    Austria

    3

    A Theoretical Approach Towards Detecting Global Decrease in Dense Forest Cover Using Reflected GNSS Signals

    10

    confirmed

    Mr. Rajath S Vasisth

    R V College of Engineering, Bengaluru

    India

    4

    AltiCube: a Ka-band Altimeter Cubesat Constellation for Ocean Monitoring

    10

    confirmed

    Dr. Jian Guo

    Delft University of Technology (TU Delft)

    The Netherlands

    5

    Challenges of the SAR-enabled Microsatellite Concept INFANTE

    10

    confirmed

    Mr. José Pedro Ferreira

    Tekever

    Portugal

    6

    Observation of Active Volcanoes in Mexico with a Cubesat of 3U “Gxiba”

    10

    confirmed

    Dr. Hector Simon Vargas Martinez

    Universidad Popular Autónoma del Estado de Puebla

    Mexico

    7

    Würzburg agriculture space project-WASP -- A Small Satellite Constellation for Smart Agriculture

    10

    confirmed

    Mr. Tobias Kaiser

    Julius Maximilians Universität Würzburg

    Germany