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1st INTERNATIONAL SYMP ON VERY LOW EARTH ORBIT MISSIONS & TECHNOLOGIES, June 28-29, 2021, virtual

The Discoverer Project will hold the 1st International Symposium on Very Low Earth Orbit Missions & Technologies virtually from June 28-29, 2021.

More information is on the event’s website, which says:

 

Many satellite applications benefit from operating closer to the Earth, from improved resolution for remote sensing, to reduced latency and greater frequency reuse for communications, and all with improved link budgets. However at altitudes below 450 km the effects of the residual atmosphere, in terms of drag and atomic oxygen erosion, become significant and define the upper limit for Very Low Earth Orbits (VLEO).  These atmospheric interactions offer benefits as well as challenges: space debris is short lived, as are the platforms that operate in VLEO once orbit maintenance is ceased. Nevertheless, satellites that operate there must contend with the challenges, and can be optimised through the use of low drag configurations, materials, propulsion and control to maximise performance.

This symposium aims to bring together the industrial, academic, and policy-making community involved in, or with aspirations for, VLEO missions to share operational experience, relevant technology development, and and current and future applications in the market.  It will provide speaking and networking opportunities to discuss synergies, opportunities for collaboration, and the development of both technology and business roadmaps for VLEO Missions and Technologies.

The Discoverer project is associated with the U.K.’s University of Manchester and works under a grant from the European Union Horizon 2020 research and innovation program.

Details

Start:
June 28 @ 7:30 am
End:
June 29 @ 11:00 pm