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Nano- and Pico-satellites

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19:30 – 19:30 24 Feb 2009
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Royal Society of Edinburgh, 22-26 George Street, Edinburgh EH2 2PQ

Speakers: Dr Craig Underwood, University of Surrey

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The University of Surrey is a world leader in the design, construction and operation of micro-satellites. Recent technological advances have made it possible to construct even smaller satellites, at an order of magnitude less cost. These “nano-satellites” open up many new possibilities for space exploration including the deployment of constellations or “swarms” of spacecraft for high spatial and temporal resolution monitoring of the Earth. This provides the opportunity of carrying out cost-effective pervasive monitoring from orbit for environmental, defence and security purposes. This presentation discusses these developments, focusing on the results of the Disaster Monitoring Constellation and SNAP-1 missions.

Event type: Lecture/Talk
Organised by: Institute of Physics in Scotland
Contact details: Derryck Reid
d.t.reid@hw.ac.uk

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Royal Society of Edinburgh, 22-26 George Street, Edinburgh EH2 2PQ
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19:30 – 19:30 24 Feb 2009
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