Europlanet Science Congress 2022
Palacio de Congresos de Granada, Spain
18 – 23 September 2022
Europlanet Science Congress 2022
Palacio de Congresos de Granada, Spain
18 September – 23 September 2022

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Debate MITM: "Perspectives for cubesats and smallsats as part of Europe’s solar system exploration fleet" 

Traditional ESA solar system spacecraft are several hundreds of kgs. However, we can now consider much smaller craft:

'small satellites': several tens of kgs

'cubesats': several kgs.

Components and payloads for smallsats and cubesats are increasingly available off-the-shelf, promising short mission development times, particularly in the near-earth space, and possibilities for multipoint measurements.
Can some of these advantages of smallsats and cubesats be translated to solar system scientific exploration missions?

Panellists:

- Ozgur Karatekin (Royal Observatory of Belgium, Brussels) - working on Belgian Hera/Juventas cubesat) and variety of entry probes

- Anamarija Stankov (ESA/ESTEC) - study payload engineer for Comet Interceptor

- Stavro Ivanovski (INAF, Rome) – working on Italian DART/LiciaCUBE cubesat, and a proposal for near-earth constellation of 6-8 cubesats to monitor spacecweather)

Convener: Colin Wilson
Fri, 23 Sep, 09:15–09:45 (CEST)|Room Manuel de Falla

Speakers

  • Özgür Karatekin, Royal Observatory of Belgium, Belgium
  • Stavro Lambrov Ivanovski, National Institute for Astrophysics, Italy, Italy