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Innovative Design, Manufacturing and Testing of Small Satellites

  • Scott Madry
  • Peter Martinez
  • Rene Laufer

Part of the Springer Praxis Books book series (PRAXIS)

Also part of the Astronautical Engineering book sub series (ASTROENG)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Scott Madry, Peter Martinez, Rene Laufer
    Pages 1-11
  3. Scott Madry, Peter Martinez, Rene Laufer
    Pages 13-29
  4. Scott Madry, Peter Martinez, Rene Laufer
    Pages 31-42
  5. Scott Madry, Peter Martinez, Rene Laufer
    Pages 43-63
  6. Scott Madry, Peter Martinez, Rene Laufer
    Pages 65-79
  7. Scott Madry, Peter Martinez, Rene Laufer
    Pages 81-90
  8. Scott Madry, Peter Martinez, Rene Laufer
    Pages 91-104
  9. Scott Madry, Peter Martinez, Rene Laufer
    Pages 105-111
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 113-161

About this book

Introduction

This book details key trends involving the recent formation of scores of companies that build and launch small satellites or provide key components for small satellite constellations. The applications and usage are quite diverse and include student experiments, serious scientific experimentation, and totally new types of commercial constellations, particularly in telecommunications and remote sensing.

The explosive growth in the design, manufacturing, and launch of small satellites is one of the most dynamic aspects in the area of space exploration and exploitation today. New commercial space companies such as Planet Labs, Sky Box, OneWeb, and LeoSat are now building and launching thousands of small satellites and cubesats into orbit. Small companies and big aerospace companies alike are getting into this exciting and interesting new business.

This is a practical guide that provides advice to students, researchers, LEO satellite companies, and regulators wrestling with some of the new challenges that small satellites present as more and more companies and countries around the world enter the new small satellite arena.

Keywords

small satellite design and manufacture cubesats commercial satellite constellations orbit debris new space entrepreneurs disruptive technology microsatellites minisatellites satellite regulation

Authors and affiliations

  • Scott Madry
    • 1
  • Peter Martinez
    • 2
  • Rene Laufer
    • 3
  1. 1.University of North CarolinaChapel HillUSA
  2. 2.University of Cape TownCape TownSouth Africa
  3. 3.Baylor UniversityWacoUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-75094-1
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-75093-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-75094-1
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