Small Satellite Missions for Earth Observation

New Developments and Trends

  • Rainer Sandau
  • Hans-Peter Roeser
  • Arnoldo Valenzuela
Conference proceedings

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
  2. New Earth Observation Missions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Angelita C. Kelly, Adam Loverro, Warren F. Case, Nadège Quéruel, Chistophe Maréchal, Thérèse Barroso
      Pages 19-28
    3. Manuel Angulo, Laura Seoane, Elisa Molina, Manuel Prieto, Oscar Rodriguez, Segundo Esteban et al.
      Pages 29-45
    4. Philippe Crebassol, Pierric Ferrier, Gérard Dedieu, Olivier Hagolle, Bertrand Fougnie, Francesc Tinto et al.
      Pages 47-65
    5. Carlo Ulivieri, Giovanni Laneve, Emiliano Ortore
      Pages 67-72
    6. Andrea Sacchetti, Andrea Cisbani, Gianni Babini, Claudio Galeazzi
      Pages 73-81
  3. Earth Environment Missions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 83-83
    2. Stanislav Klimov, Denis Novikov, Valeriy Korepanov, Andriy Marussenkov, Csaba Ferencz, Janos Lichtenberger et al.
      Pages 95-102
    3. Jens Rießelmann, Franziska Arlt, Klaus Brieß, Lars Dornburg, Kay Köhler, Jana Weise
      Pages 103-111
    4. Aaron Q. Rogers, Larry J. Paxton, M. Ann Darrin
      Pages 113-121
  4. Distributed Space Systems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 123-123
    2. Stefano Cesare, Sergio Mottini, Fabio Musso, Manlio Parisch, Gianfranco Sechi, Enrico Canuto et al.
      Pages 125-133
    3. Tony Sephton, Alex Wishart, Helmut Rott, Thomas Nagler, Bernhard Grafmueller, David Hall et al.
      Pages 135-144
    4. Marco D’Errico, Giancarmine Fasano
      Pages 145-154
    5. D. Maessen, J. Guo, E. Gill, B. Gunter, Q.P. Chu, G. Bakker et al.
      Pages 155-163
    6. Marleen van Mierlo, Keisuke Yoshihara, Alfred Ng, Linh Ngo Phong, François Châteauneuf
      Pages 165-174
    7. Tippawan Wanwiwake, Craig Underwood
      Pages 175-186
    8. D. Maessen, J. Guo, E. Gill, E. Laan, S. Moon, G.T. Zheng
      Pages 187-194
  5. University Satellites

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 195-195
    2. Yukihiro Takahashi, Kazuya Yoshida, Yuji Sakamoto, Takeshi Sakamoi
      Pages 197-206
    3. Maurice Borgeaud, Noémy Scheidegger, Muriel Noca, Guillaume Roethlisberger, Fabien Jordan, Ted Choueiri et al.
      Pages 207-213
    4. D. Bindel, O. Khromov, M. Ovchinnikov, B. Rievers, J. Rodriguez Navarro, A. Selivanov
      Pages 215-221
    5. Manuel Czech, Andreas Fleischner, Ulrich Walter
      Pages 235-245
    6. Filippo Graziani, Giuseppina Pulcrano, Maria Libera Battagliere, Fabrizio Piergentili, Fabio Santoni, Gabriele Mascetti
      Pages 247-255
    7. Claas Olthoff, Ralf Purschke, Roland Winklmeier, Manuel Czech
      Pages 257-266
    8. D. Ivanov, Z. Ming, T. Walter, I. Zaramenskikh
      Pages 267-277
    9. Toshinori Kuwahara, Claas Ziemke, Michael Fritz, Jens Eickhoff, Hans-Peter Röser
      Pages 279-288
  6. Instruments and Technologies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 299-299
    2. L. de Vos, W. Moelans, J. Versluys, V. Moreau, J.F Jamoye, Jan Vermeiren et al.
      Pages 301-309
    3. Naveed Ahmed, Craig I. Underwood
      Pages 311-320
    4. L. Maresi, M. Taccola, M. Kohling, S. Lievens
      Pages 321-330
    5. Yoshihide Aoyanagi, Shin Satori, Tsuyoshi Totani, Toshihiko Yasunaka, Akihiro Nakamura, Yusuke Takeuchi
      Pages 331-340
    6. S.G. Moon, S. Hannemann, M. Collon, K. Wielinga, E. Kroesbergen, J. Harris et al.
      Pages 341-350
    7. Guodong Xu, Xinghui Cao, Fulin Su
      Pages 351-360
    8. A. da Silva Curiel, A. Haslehurst, P. Garner, M. Pointer, A. Cawthorne
      Pages 361-370
    9. Zhang Jinxiu, Cao Xibin, Lan Shengchang, Zhao Dan
      Pages 371-375
  7. Attitude Control Systems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 377-377
    2. J. Leijtens, C. W. de Boom
      Pages 391-400
    3. Zizung Yoon, Thomas Terzibaschian, Christian Raschke, Olaf Maibaum
      Pages 401-410
    4. C. Müller, L. Perez Lebbink, B. Zandbergen, G. Brouwer, R. Amini, D. Kajon et al.
      Pages 411-424
  8. Navigation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 437-437
    2. J. Roselló Guasch, P. Silvestrin, M. Aguirre, L. Massotti
      Pages 439-447

About these proceedings


This book was compiled from those contributions given at the 7th IAA Symposium on Small Satellites for Earth Observation, May 4-8, 2009, Berlin (IAA – International Academy of Astronautics) which are representative for the new developments and trends in the area of small satellites for Earth observation. They reflect the potentials of a diversity of missions and related technologies. They may be based on national projects or international co-operations, single satellites of constellations, pico-, nano-, micro- or mini-satellites, developed by companies, research institutions or agencies. The main focus is on new missions to monitor our Earth’s resources (chapter 1), and the environment in which our Earth is embedded (chapter 2). Chapter 3 deals with distributed space systems, the unique feature of small satellites. The university satellites chapter (chapter 4) shows the high quality which is already reached by some of the universities worldwide. Chapter 5 gives insight into new developments in the fields of instruments and technologies. The last two chapters (chapters 6, 7) deal with subjects, necessary to make use of the data coming from the satellite systems: attitude and position.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Rainer Sandau
    • 1
  • Hans-Peter Roeser
    • 2
  • Arnoldo Valenzuela
    • 3
  1. 1.Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V. (DLR)Deutsches Zentrum fürBerlinGermany
  2. 2.Inst. RaumfahrtsystemeUniversität StuttgartStuttgartGermany
  3. 3.Media Lario International S.A.Bosisio PariniItaly

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