Special Issue "Small Satellite Technologies and Mission Concepts"
A special issue of Aerospace (ISSN 2226-4310).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2020.
2. Department of Aerospace Engineering, University of Patras, Patras 265 04, Greece
Interests: small satellites; launchers; GNC
Small satellites have become important tools for past and future space missions and applications. The advent of microelectronics, materials, and the availability of low-cost launch options has popularized small satellites more than ever. Capitalizing on new ideas and more frequent and affordable launch access, small satellite technologies are experiencing a renaissance, with new propulsion systems, thrusters, actuators, sensors, radiofrequency technologies (antennas, systems) being some examples of high growth space technology areas making new mission concepts (e.g., mega-constellations) a reality.
This Special Issue on small satellite technologies focuses on the development of hardware, software, algorithms, and novel techniques for small satellite subsystems, components, and platforms, which are pushing the boundaries of current knowledge and capabilities. In addition, contributions are invited on new mission concepts for commercial and scientific purposes that use small satellite technologies/platforms. Earth-focused missions, constellation concepts, and interplanetary missions are all topics currently being explored in various institutional, commercial, and academic environments, and papers are sought detailing advances in orbit experiences as well as novel ideas for future implementation.
Prof. Dr. Vaios Lappas
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- small satellites
- mission concepts
- earth observation
- interplanetary missions