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American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics

    Small Satellites Panel Discussion

    Small Satellite Technology and its Role in Education and Professional Development

    Small satellites have been adopted by universities and government agencies as inexpensive tools for space-based research. Small satellites come in a variety of complexities from not very complicated to those that require significant development. Small satellites have problems and challenges like any spacecraft. These challenges plus their relatively low-cost make them ideally suited for educational purposes. This panel will explore the range of uses of small satellites with an emphasis on their use for educational and research purposes. 



    Simon “Pete” Worden
    Director, NASA Ames Research Center



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    Adarsh Deepak
    President & CEO, Science and Technology Corporation (STC)
      Bruce Yost
    Program Manager for the Edison Small Spacecraft Flight Demonstration Program, NASA Ames Research Center
      James Cutler
    Assistant Professor, University of Michigan
      Garrett Skrobot
    Mission Manager, Launch Services Program, NASA Kennedy Space Center


    Poster Sessions presented directly after the panel session:

    Constrained Multi-Altitude Design Using 3-D Printed CubeSat Shells
    Alex Antunes, Angela Walters, Mikus Bormanis and Ryan Schrenk (Capitol College)
    The Unix Space Server: USS Langley
    Samuel Sipe, Jin Kang, Allen Blocker, Chris Voss, Tony Broll, Josh Chester, Dan Chauvin, Haley Doyle, and Ganesh Harihara (U.S. Naval Academy)
    Ballistic Reinforced Satellite: BRICSat
    Christopher Dinelli, Jin Kang, Kristen Castonguay, Ian Maloney (U.S. Naval Academy)
    PSAT: Navy Communication CubeSat Satellite
    Samuel Dodson, Robert Bruninga (U.S. Naval Academy) 
    OpenOrbiter Small Spacecraft Development Program Educational Benefits
    Jeremy Straub (University of North Dakota)
    J. V. Martins, S. Buczkowski (University of Maryland Baltimore County), M. R. Schoeberl and A. Deepak (Science and Technology Corporation), R. Deepak (Takshashila University)
    A  4-channel Micro-Cathode Arc Thruster (μCAT) subsystem for the BRICSat-P Cubesat mission
    Samudra E Haque, Michael Keidar and George Teel (George Washington University), Randy Graves
    The Design of the Open Prototype for Educational NanoSats
    Jeremy Straub (University of North Dakota)
    NASA's Small Spacecraft Technology Program
    Bruce Yost (NASA AMES Research Center)