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    Access to Space for Small Satellite Missions


    A key challenge facing the viability and growth of the small satellite community is affordable and reliable space access. Topics of interest for this session include utilization of dedicated launches; development of ride-share systems, auxiliary payload systems, and separation and dispenser systems; and responsive integration approaches that will enable efficient small satellite access to space. Includes lessons learned from users on technical and programmatic approaches. For a dedicated discussion of small satellite propulsion systems, please refer to session B4.5A-C4.8. For a discussion of small launchers concepts and operations, please refer to session D2.7.

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

    • Co-Chair: Mr. Philip Davies, Deimos Space UK Ltd, United Kingdom;

    • Rapporteur: Dr. Jeffery Emdee, The Aerospace Corporation, United States;