Guidebook on Small Satellites Program
To read Executive Summary and Final Report, please click picture below:
Guidebook on Small Satellite Programs - chapters introduction
Chapter 1 - Introduction
In this chapter, we introduce the background of small satellite and scope of this guidebook.Regarding the background, we show some examples. Regarding the scope, whether the reader is a representative of an academic institution with a with a limited budget in the order of ten thousands USD or a representative of a government body tasked with launching a country’s space program with a budget of tens of millions USD, this guidebook aims to help them understand the principle considerations needed when considering to embark on a small satellite program. Final we introduce how to use this guide book in this chapter.
Chapter 2 - Rationales and Benefits
In this chapter, we show the rationales and benefits of establishing and implementing the small satellite program. Small satellites offer innovative solutions for meteorology, environmental, and disaster monitoring via remote sensing, telecommunications, and space exploration. And we show who the players are in small satellite program. Academia, private industry, and governments are the main organizations currently involved in small satellite programs or who are showing interest in building space capacity through small satellites technologies. Also we introduce about non-profit organizations and amateur groups.
Chapter 3 – Small Satellite Trends and Applications
The focus of this chapter is on current market and technology trends and how these lead to the capabilities of modern small satellites. Specific capabilities of small satellites and their applications are discussed in the fields of Earth observation, Earth and space sciences, satellite communications and navigation with a number of examples.
Chapter 4 – Players and their Roles
This chapter focuses on the main players within the space sector and their respective roles. It includes details about the types of partnerships that take place in the space industry. Additionally it addresses issues of funding and how to attract potential investors. Typically, these contributors come from six distinct categories, namely partners, investors, suppliers, customers, competitors, and regulators.
Chapter 5 - Legal Framework
This chapter describes the legal and regulatory framework surrounding space activities. The frequency allocation, registration of space object, domestic law consideration, jurisdiction/ ownership, liability and end of life issues are highlighted in this chapter.
Chapter 6 - Policy and Program Concept DevelopmentThis chapter will explore the effect of policy on rationales first. Next we outline how the rationales and benefits, Market trends and applications, stakeholders and role player and the legal framework serve as key elements that provide a foundation in the developing a space program concept.
Chapter 7 - Mission and Program Execution
This chapter focuses on how to implement the concepts that were introduced during the previous chapters. Emphasis will be given on how concepts are integrated using the small satellite design philosophy: cheaper, faster, and less complex. Examples are given of how previous missions implemented these steps.