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    Title

    Small Launchers: Concepts and Operations

    Description

    Discussion of existing, planned and future Launchers for small payloads ranging from 1500 kg to as low as 1 kg into Low Earth Orbit. Includes innovative solutions such as airborne systems, evolutions from sub-orbital concepts, combinations of existing/emerging elements and new elements, reusable, partially reusable and expendable concepts, and flexible, highly responsive concepts. Includes mission operations, design, development, and specific constraints. For discussion of small satellite missions not focused on launchers and their operations, please refer to session B4.5.

    IPC members
    • Co-Chair: Mr. Harry A. Cikanek, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), United States;

    • Co-Chair: Mr. Ulf Palmnäs, SSC, Sweden;

    • Rapporteur: Mr. Florian Ruhhammer, Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V. (DLR), Germany;

    papers

    Order

    Time

    Paper title

    Mode

    Presentation status

    Speaker

    Affiliation

    Country

    1

    Smallsats by the Numbers: Growing Smallsat Activity and its Implications for the Small Launch Market

    10

    confirmed

    Ms. Janice Starzyk

    United States

    2

    The Small Launch Vehicle Survey - A 2020 Update (Weekly Launches or Investor Nightmare)

    Mr. Carlos Niederstrasser

    Northrop Grumman Corporation

    United States

    3

    Reliable launch options for small satellites in the age of increased lunar expectations

    10

    confirmed

    Mr. Lars Hoffman

    Rocket Lab

    United States

    4

    LAUNCHERONE: DEDICATED, FREQUENT, AND RESPONSIVE LAUNCH FOR SMALL SATELLITES

    10

    confirmed

    Ms. Sirisha Bandla

    Virgin Galactic L.L.C

    United States

    5

    Small Launcher development with a corporate venture

    withdrawn

    Dr. Stefan Brieschenk

    OHB

    Germany

    6

    HyImpulse Mini Launcher – Revolutionary Access to Space for Small Satellites

    Dr. Mario Kobald

    HyImpulse Technologies GmbH

    Germany

    7

    PLD Space, "The European commercial launch service provider dedicated to small payloads and small satellites

    Mr. Pablo Gallego Sanmiguel

    PLD Space

    United States

    8

    system study of reusable orbiter for epsilon launch vehicle

    10

    confirmed

    Mr. Ryoma Yamashiro

    Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)

    Japan

    9

    Development of a methane/liquid oxygen orbital launcher for small satellites

    Mr. Ryuichiro KANAI

    Interstellar Technologies Inc.

    Japan

    10

    results of a canadian small launch vehicle system integration and engine test at john c. stennis space center

    withdrawn

    Mr. Daniel McCammon

    C6 Launch Systems

    Canada

    11

    Multi-Criteria Decision Making for Small Launcher Concepts

    withdrawn

    Dr. Sang-Hyeon Choi

    Korea Aerospace Research Institute (KARI)

    Korea, Republic of

    12

    A Conceptual Design of Guidance & Control System of Reusable Upper Stage of Small Satellite Launcher

    withdrawn

    Mr. Hirohito Ohtsuka

    IHI Aerospace Co, Ltd.

    Japan

    13

    Radical Low-cost solution to a commercially feasible NanoLauncher

    10

    confirmed

    Dr. Oswaldo Loureda

    Brazil