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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.

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

    • Co-Chair: Dr. Rene Laufer, University of Cape Town, Germany;

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

    • Rapporteur: Dr. Jaime Esper, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), United States;

    papers

    Order

    Time

    Paper title

    Mode

    Presentation status

    Speaker

    Affiliation

    Country

    1

    Consolidated Phase A Design of the LUMIO Spacecraft: a CubeSat for Observing and Characterizing Micro-Meteoroid Impacts on the Lunar Far Side

    25

    confirmed

    Dr. Angelo Cervone

    Delft University of Technology (TU Delft)

    The Netherlands

    2

    A ChipSat-CubeSat Communication Framework to Support Upcoming Lunar Missions

    15

    withdrawn

    Ms. Christine Tiballi

    International Space University (ISU)

    France

    3

    Enabling Low-Cost Interplanetary Missions with Small Spacecraft by Using High-Energy Pulsed Plasma Thrusters: Initial Low-Thrust Trajectory Simulations.

    15

    confirmed

    Prof. Giancarlo Santilli

    University of Brasilia

    Brazil

    4

    SmallSat Aerocapture Technology Development Objectives and Demonstration Opportunities

    15

    withdrawn

    Mr. Alex Austin

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

    United States

    5

    Next Generation of MASCOT Nano-landers for the Multiple NEO Rendezvous Mission: A Self- Transferring Lander for the ‘Sousveillance’ of NEOs for Space Exploration, Planetary Defence or Resource Utilisation

    15

    confirmed

    Ms. Suditi Chand

    Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V. (DLR), Institute of Space Systems

    Germany

    6

    The MILO Space Science Institute: Enabling New, Science-focused Deep Space Smallsat Missions

    15

    confirmed

    Mrs. Laura Champion

    Lockheed Martin (Space Systems Company)

    United States

    7

    Small Satellite Bistatic SAR 3D Charting of an Asteroid

    15

    confirmed

    Mr. Pedro Costa

    University of Porto, Faculty of Engineering

    Portugal

    8

    Autonomous Navigation Strategy on the LICIACube Micro-Satellite for Close Proximity Fly-By of the Didymoon Asteroid

    15

    confirmed

    Mr. Emilio Fazzoletto

    Argotec

    Italy

    9

    Hardware-in-the-Loop Validation of GNC Algorithms for Autonomous Nanosatellite Swarming Missions to Asteroids

    15

    Mr. Matthew Willis

    Stanford University

    United States

    10

    Zero-sum stochastic differential game based control for landing on irregular shaped asteroid

    15

    confirmed

    Dr. Jiateng Long

    Beijing Institute of Technology, School of Aerospace Engineering

    China

    11

    High-efficiency Trajectory Optimization Method for Small Spacecraft of Asteroids Based on Machine Learning

    15

    confirmed

    Ms. Taiyang Liu

    Beijing Institute of Technology

    China