Guidebook on Small Satellite Programs
The Guidebook on Small Satellite Programs (Go SSP) was created by the participants of the small satellites team project as part of the International Space University Space Studies Program. This guidebook includes information that assists decision makers to justify, establish, develop, and sustain a small satellite program.It is intended to support decision makers and program managers who need to understand the overall landscape of the space community. For this purpose, the motivations of stakeholders are analyzed, as well as the benefits derived from small satellite programs. Additionally, small satellite trends and applications are presented along with the different space community members and the relationships forming between them.As a final step to provide the landscape overview, the legal and regulatory framework is outlined. Having a comprehensive overview of the space landscape, decision makers can develop policies and program concepts. Once the program concept has been defined, the organization details and mission logistics can be solidified.
For more information about the GoSSP please visit the UNOOSA web page where you can find detailed information about the project.