NanoSat’s Success: Innovative lessons for the entire Space Community

 

Monday 12 October 16:30 ā€“ 17:15

Small Dulzin Hall

 
 

Description

 

Over the past 15 years, nano-satellites have gone from a University curiosity, to highly capable systems with revolutionary potential. Standardization of launch interfaces and growing launch capacity has spurred development of affordable components and sub-systems leveraging rapid advances in the commercial electronics industry. Due to high volume, high yield production, these commercial parts have a proven record in low earth orbit of functioning reliably with smart system-level design principals. For years, the nano-satellite community has borrowed and tailored processes from the traditional aerospace industry. However, recent demonstrations of nano-satellite missions, and the approaches used to develop those spacecraft, have shown dramatic reductions in costs and schedules. This achievement is the result of comprehensive questioning of the traditional approaches relating to parts selection, sub-system and system designs, management approach, risk posture and risk reduction, mission assurance, environmental testing, and satellite operations. The affordability of nano-satellites is allowing for organizations to experiment with different approaches to these challenges in a way this historically risk averse industry never could. The industry as a whole stands to benefit from this experimentation, where large programs may adopt technology and processes originally vetted and proven out by the nano-satellite community.

 
 

Organized by:

 
Tyvak

 
 
 
 
 

Panelists:

 
MENGU CHO Mengu Cho

Professor

Department of Applied Science for Integrated System Engineering

Director

Laboratory of Spacecraft Environment Interaction Engineering

Kyushu Institute of Technology

Japan

 
David Korsemeyer David Korsmeyer
Director of Engineering
NASA Ames
United States
 
 
 
 
 
 
Giorgio Sacoccia Giorgio Sacoccia

Head of Propulsion and Aerothermodynamics Division

European Space Agency

France

 
 
 
 
profile male Noam Segal(Invited)

CEO

ImageSat International

Israel

 
 
 
Marco Villa Marco Villa

President and COO

Tyvak Nan-Satellite Systems Inc.

United States