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    Small Satellite Missions Global Technical Session


    The Small Satellite Missions Global Technical Session (GTS) is a collaboration between the International Academy of Astronautics (IAA) Small Satellite Missions Symposium and the International Astronautical Federation (IAF) Workforce Development/Young Professionals Programme Committee. This session is unique in that it allows for sharing of information on a global scale with presenters and audience both at the IAC venue and online at their home/work/university locations. Abstracts are solicited regarding operational missions or mature proposals for small satellite systems and related topics. These must have clear relevance on an international scale or at a business level, and must also provide young professionals a taste of what the space sector has to offer. Where possible, abstracts should have a wide interest in the community and should include transferable knowledge or lessons learned. Abstracts highlighting ingenuity or innovation are preferred. Examples include space missions utilizing small satellites that address specific new societal, scientific or commercial challenges, or novel technologies that have the potential to revolutionize space missions and/or enable their access to space. Papers are to describe the specific need, the small satellite approach that addresses this need, the benefits of this approach and the use of space technology, and demonstrate that other non-space approaches provide inferior solutions. Papers from, or directed at the young professional community are preferred. This session will be accepting submissions for oral presentations only.

    IPC members
    • Co-Chair: Dr. Matthias Hetscher, DLR (German Aerospace Center), Germany;

    • Co-Chair: Mr. Norbert Lemke, OHB System AG, Germany;

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