Smaller Satellites: Bigger Business?

Concepts, Applications and Markets for Micro/Nanosatellites in a New Information World

  • M. Rycroft
  • N. Crosby

Part of the Space Studies book series (SPSS, volume 6)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Keynote Address: Micro/Nanosatellites — The New World

  3. Keynote Address: Nanotechnology — Tools for the Satellite World

  4. New Advances of Nanotechnolgy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 31-31
    2. C. M. Satter, S. E. Matousek
      Pages 33-42
    3. D. Bernaerts, J. Bermyn, F. Teston
      Pages 53-68
    4. S. Janosik, H. Spitzl, A. Volp
      Pages 79-80
  5. Micro/Nanosatellites — Benefits, Services and Applications

  6. Market Potential — Big Business versus the Entrepreneur

  7. Launch and Support Services for Micro/Nanosatellites

  8. Broader Impacts and Implications

  9. Debate: The Business Case for Small Satellites has yet to be made

  10. Concluding Panel Discussion: Highlights and Lessons Learned in all Sessions

  11. Posters

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 349-349

About this book


Y. Fujimori, Symposium Programme Committee Chair, and Faculty Member, International Space University e-mail: M.Rycroft, Faculty Member, International Space University e-mail: N. Crosby, International Space University e-mail: For the sixth annual ISU Symposium the theme was "Smaller Satellites: Bigger Business? Concepts, Applications and Markets for Micro/Nanosatellites in a New Information World". Thus, the Symposium addressed the crucial question: are small satellites the saviour of space programmes around the world It did this from the unique perspective of the International Space today? University - the interdisciplinary, international and intercultural perspective. This Symposium brought together a variety of people working on small satellites - engineers, scientists, planners, providers, operators, policy makers and business executives, together with representatives from regulatory bodies, from national and international organizations, and from the finance sector, and also entrepreneurs. Discussion and debate were encouraged, based on the papers presented and those published here.


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Editors and affiliations

  • M. Rycroft
    • 1
  • N. Crosby
    • 1
  1. 1.International Space UniversityStrasbourgFrance

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2002
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-5906-2
  • Online ISBN 978-94-017-3008-2
  • Series Print ISSN 1387-523X
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