27-29 August 2018
Paris, France
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Type: talk Session: Session 3: Small satellite missions
Track: Session 3: Small satellite missions, future missions and challenges
A limb sounder utilizing a Spatial Heterodyne Spectrometer for the detection of the O2 Atmospheric A-Band is presented. This instrument is suited to fly on a 3-6 unit CubeSat. The purpose of the instrument is to measure vertical profiles of temperature in the mesosphere and lower thermosphere. A prototype version of this instrument was successfully tested on a REXUS sounding rocket by a student te ... More
Presented by Dr. Martin KAUFMANN on 28 Aug 2018 at 17:10
Type: talk Session: Session 3: Small satellite missions
Track: Session 3: Small satellite missions, future missions and challenges
SoSWEET-SOUP is an innovative small satellites constellation which aims to measure on complementary platforms the solar influence on climate, namely on one part solar activity and spectral variability and, on the other, the different components of the Earth radiation budget, energy input and energy re-emitted at the top of the Earth atmosphere, with a particular focus on the UV part of the spectru ... More
Presented by Dr. Luc DAMÉ on 29 Aug 2018 at 11:50
Type: talk Session: Session 3: Small satellite missions
Track: Session 3: Small satellite missions, future missions and challenges
The Regional Ionosphere Mapping and Autonomous Uplink (RIMAU) mission is a constellation of six CubeSats in an equatorial orbit, making Radio Occultation (RO) measurements of the atmosphere and in-situ Ionospheric measurements to characterize the ionosphere over equatorial South-East Asia in near real time. RIMAU builds on the success of the VELOX-CI mission which carried a COTS NOVATEL GPS receiv ... More
Presented by Prof. Amal CHANDRAN on 29 Aug 2018 at 09:00
Type: talk Session: Session 1: The INSPIRE program
Track: Session 1: The INSPIRE program
IDEASSat (Ionosphere Dynamics Exploration and Attitude Subsystem Satellite) or INSPIRESat-2, is a 3U CubeSat mission developed by National Central University, Taiwan, in collaboration with partners in the INSPIRE consortium. It carries the Compact Ionosphere Probe (CIP) to measure and study ionospheric irregularities. The main functions of our communications (COMM) subsystem is to downlink the sci ... More
Presented by Mr. Liao CHI-TING on 28 Aug 2018 at 09:50
Type: talk Session: Session 2: Results from recent space missions
Track: Session 2: Results from recent space missions
PROBA2 is an ESA micro-sat that hosts two solar instruments: SWAP, an EUV telescope, and LYRA, a radiometer observing the Sun in four bandpasses spanning the XUV to MUV range. LYRA primary objectives are the monitoring of solar activity for space weather purposes and the analysis of solar flares, but it has also been used in other specific contexts such as the determination of O+N2 densities in th ... More
Presented by Marie DOMINIQUE on 28 Aug 2018 at 11:00
Type: talk Session: Session 3: Small satellite missions
Track: Session 3: Small satellite missions, future missions and challenges
MAJIS (Moons And Jupiter Imaging Spectrometer) is an instrument part of the science payload of the ESA L-Class mission JUICE (Jupiter ICy Moons Explorer) to be launched in 2022 and arrival at Jupiter in 2030 [1]. MAJIS will perform imaging spectroscopy to analyze the chemical compounds on the surfaces of the Galilean satellites, the characterization of their exospheres, the monitoring of peculiar ... More
Presented by Ms. Miriam Estefanía CISNEROS GONZÁLEZ on 28 Aug 2018 at 16:15
Type: talk Session: Session 2: Results from recent space missions
Track: Session 2: Results from recent space missions
Since April 5, 2008 and up to February 15, 2017, the SOLar SPECtrometer (SOLSPEC) instrument of the SOLAR payload on board the International Space Station (ISS) has performed accurate measurements of solar spectral irradiance (SSI) from the middle ultraviolet to the infrared (165 to 3088 nm). SOLAR-ISS (representative of the 2008 solar minimum) is a solar spectrum based on SOLAR/SOLSPEC data, whic ... More
Presented by Dr. Mustapha MEFTAH
Type: talk Session: Session 1: The INSPIRE program
Track: Session 1: The INSPIRE program
We will present here our activities at LATMOS / OVSQ / IPSL related to education on satellite programs. We are involved in many educational programs and many of them, like our scientific activities in fact, concern satellites. We are developing it in the frame of our routine teaching activities at the University level of course, but also in the frame of several other projects: H2020 European (EDU- ... More
Presented by Dr. Alain SARKISSIAN on 28 Aug 2018 at 10:30
Type: talk Session: Session 3: Small satellite missions
Track: Session 3: Small satellite missions, future missions and challenges
Presentation of the Electric propulsion capability
Presented by Mr. Gautier BRUNET on 29 Aug 2018 at 14:00
Type: talk Session: Session 3: Small satellite missions
Track: Session 3: Small satellite missions, future missions and challenges
Faraday missions are a series of spacecraft hosting technology demonstration and early service payloads in low earth orbit. The expected cadence is to launch one Faraday spacecraft every 12-18 months with Faraday-1 set for launch in June/July 2019. Faraday missions will range in size from 6U to ~100kg depending on the payloads to be manifested. The price to fly each payload depends upon the spa ... More
Presented by Mr. Ed STEVENS on 29 Aug 2018 at 14:20
Type: talk Session: Session 3: Small satellite missions
Track: Session 3: Small satellite missions, future missions and challenges
The Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP) has developed three solar science CubeSats so far and has three more planned. The first one is called the Miniature X-ray Solar Spectrometer (MinXSS, PI: T. Woods), and it is a NASA Heliophysics 3-Unit (3U) CubeSat to study the energy distribution of solar soft X-ray (SXR) emissions of the quiescent Sun, active regions, and flares, and its da ... More
Presented by Dr. Tom WOODS on 28 Aug 2018 at 15:05
Type: talk Session: Session 1: The INSPIRE program
Track: Session 1: The INSPIRE program
CubeSats are rapidly becoming a viable platform for scientific observations, in addition to their long established role in engineering education. In this presentation, we share our experiences in initiating a CubeSat development and operations program at National Central University (NCU) in Taiwan, building on a foundation of ionospheric research and payload development, as well as participation i ... More
Presented by Prof. Loren CHANG on 28 Aug 2018 at 09:00
Type: talk Session: Session 1: The INSPIRE program
The first INSPIRE project has created an instance of a global collaboration centered on science return -- setting in motion an opportunity to envision how INSPIRE might grow as part of the "university of the future" discussions taking place in research-driven academia. With global communication technology being well established, information content (once in the domain of academia) is readily acce ... More
Presented by Mr. Michael MCGRATH on 27 Aug 2018 at 14:40
Type: talk Session: Session 3: Small satellite missions
Track: Session 3: Small satellite missions, future missions and challenges
The closure of the Earth energy budget, i.e. the measurement of the difference between the incoming and outgoing radiation at the top of the Earth’s atmosphere (TOA), the Earth Energy Imbalance (EEI), is seen as a key step for improving further our understanding of global climate change. We present the EArth enerGy imbalance ExploreR (EAGER) mission concept, which is dedicated to determine the E ... More
Presented by Dr. Margit HABERREITER on 29 Aug 2018 at 10:40
Type: talk Session: Session 1: The INSPIRE program
Track: Session 1: The INSPIRE program
In the mythology, JANUS is a god who is the symbol of "the passer". This program initiated by CNES in 2012 proposes to "pass" knowledge and enthusiasm, to young people and more particularly to students. This program is a concrete tool to involve students more actively in space science. The main objectives of JANUS are as follow: - promote space activities by supporting students to develop o ... More
Presented by Mr. Alain GABORIAUD on 27 Aug 2018 at 15:20
Type: talk Session: Session 3: Small satellite missions
Track: Session 3: Small satellite missions, future missions and challenges
Originally formed as the Upper Air Laboratory (UAL) with the charter to “determine the extent of the Earth’s atmosphere”, LASP has been engaged in space sciences for 70 years - implementing suborbital, orbital, and interplanetary space research programs. Over this period, LASP has developed full cycle mission capabilities encompassing science, mission design and management, engineering and t ... More
Presented by Mr. Richard KOHNERT on 28 Aug 2018 at 17:30
Type: talk Session: Session 3: Small satellite missions
Track: Session 3: Small satellite missions, future missions and challenges
MARTIC (Middle Atmsophere Rayleigh Temperature Instruments Constellation) is a future innovative small satellites constellation, which aims to measure the middle atmosphere temperature from the middle stratosphere to the upper mesosphere. The accurate knowledge of the atmospheric vertical temperature profile and its temporal variation remains a topic of considerable scientific and societal importa ... More
Presented by Dr. Alain HAUCHECORNE, Dr. Philippe KECKHUT on 28 Aug 2018 at 16:50
Type: talk Session: Session 3: Small satellite missions
Track: Session 3: Small satellite missions, future missions and challenges
MPVIEW (Multi Platform Venus Imager to Elucidate Waves) is a small multi-satellite mapping system to fully monitor and characterize waves in Venus’ atmosphere. It is deployed sequentially by a mother spacecraft initially inserted in a high apoapsis equatorial orbit during the downsizing of the initial orbit to the final orbit of observation. To understand the angular momentum budget that mai ... More
Presented by Dr. Eric CHASSEFIÈRE on 28 Aug 2018 at 15:55
Type: talk Session: Session 2: Results from recent space missions
Track: Session 2: Results from recent space missions
The near infrared (NIR) part of the solar spectrum is of prime importance for the solar physics and climatology, directly intervening in the Earth's radiation budget. Despite its major role, available solar spectral irradiance (SSI) NIR datasets, space-borne or ground based, present discrepancies caused by instrumental or methodological reasons. We present new results obtained from the PYR-ILIOS ... More
Presented by Mr. Nuno José PEREIRA on 28 Aug 2018 at 12:00
Type: talk Session: Session 3: Small satellite missions
Track: Session 3: Small satellite missions, future missions and challenges
Ground based low frequency radio interferometers have been developed in the last decade and are providing the scientific community with high quality observations. Conversely, current radioastronomy instruments in space have a poor angular resolution with single point observation systems. Improving the observation capabilities of the low frequency range (a few kHz to 100 MHz) requires to go to spac ... More
Presented by Mr. André LAURENS on 29 Aug 2018 at 09:50
Type: talk Session: Session 3: Small satellite missions
Track: Session 3: Small satellite missions, future missions and challenges
Since March 2018, we have started a CNES study of small satellite concept for the exploration of planetary magnetosphere. The main objectives of this study are to obtain a realistic concept of mission with (a) small satellite(s) in association or not with a main satellite. The small satellite(s) should provide the crucially needed multi-points information for magnetosphere exploration. As an examp ... More
Presented by Dr. François LEBLANC on 29 Aug 2018 at 10:10
Type: talk Session: Session 3: Small satellite missions
Track: Session 3: Small satellite missions, future missions and challenges
We will present airborne wind profile measurements performed during the NAWDEX-EPATAN campaign held in Iceland on September 21 to October 18, 2016. The airborne high spectral resolution LNG LIDAR was taking measurements onboard the French SAFIRE falcon 20 along with the cloud Doppler radar (RASTA). LNG line-of-sight can be oriented nadir/zenith and side looking with an angle of 37 degrees off vert ... More
Presented by Dr. Abdanour IRBAH
Type: talk Session: Session 3: Small satellite missions
Track: Session 3: Small satellite missions, future missions and challenges
The SOLAR/SOLSPEC instrument, on board the International Space Station measuring the Solar Spectral Irradiance (SSI) from the UV to the NIR has been decommissioned last February 2017. A direct consequence is that no more European instrumentation are contributing to the SSI measurement. Monitoring of the UV spectrum variability is a fundamental input for the stratospheric ozone chemistry. Such ins ... More
Presented by Mr. Nuno José PEREIRA on 29 Aug 2018 at 11:10
Type: talk Session: Session 2: Results from recent space missions
Track: Session 2: Results from recent space missions
PicSat was a three unit CubeSat (measuring 30 cm × 10 cm × 10 cm) which was developed to monitor the β Pictoris system. The main science objective was the detection of a possible transit of the giant planet β Pictoris b’s Hill sphere. Secondary objectives included studying the circumstellar disk, and detecting exocomets in the visible band. The mission also had a technical objective: demonst ... More
Presented by Dr. Vincent LAPEYRERE on 28 Aug 2018 at 14:40
Type: talk Session: Session 2: Results from recent space missions
Track: Session 2: Results from recent space missions
The SOLAR/SOLSPEC instrument, installed on the SOLAR payload on board the International Space Station, has performed between 2008 and 2017 Solar Spectral Irradiance (SSI) measurements from the UV to the NIR. It was an upgrade version of SOLSPEC launched in the 80’s and 90’s for SPACELAB, ATLAS, and EURECA missions. We will present the highlights of the 9-year SOLAR mission. The requirements f ... More
Presented by Dr. David BOLSÉE on 28 Aug 2018 at 11:40
Type: talk Session: Session 1: The INSPIRE program
Small spacecraft can be a great learning and training tool, but can also contribute greatly to science advancement. While small spacecraft cannot do everything in the science realm, they can fill important niches and they can complement the major missions of the various national space agencies. Especially in key arenas such as Earth observation and space weather monitoring, small missions can prov ... More
Presented by Dr. Daniel BAKER on 27 Aug 2018 at 14:15
Type: talk Session: Session 3: Small satellite missions
Track: Session 3: Small satellite missions, future missions and challenges
Two questions will be discussed: Q1: What needs to be measured for the Earth Radiative Budget and with which precision/accuracy? Q2: Links between solar variability and climate? We will also present a new mission to observe the Sun and the Earth.
Presented by Dr. slimane BEKKI
Type: talk Session: Session 3: Small satellite missions
Track: Session 3: Small satellite missions, future missions and challenges
High accuracy attitude knowledge is a crucial requirement to achieve a successful scientific mission. A star identification algorithm [Luo et al., 2015] is selected for a low-cost in-house star tracker to minimize development cost. To maximize recognition rates, a new method considering spherical geometry is developed to align one star to the center of an image taken by the star tracker instead ... More
Presented by Mr. Chung-Sheng LIN on 29 Aug 2018 at 09:30
Type: talk Session: Session 1: The INSPIRE program
In this presentation, I shall be giving an overview and current status of the International Satellite Program in Research and Education (INSPIRE). Since its inception in 2015, INSPIRE has now grown to three satellite missions in various stages of development funded by multiple Universities and agencies. INSPIRE continues to attract interest from Universities to become partners and new mission idea ... More
Presented by Prof. Amal CHANDRAN on 27 Aug 2018 at 15:00
Type: talk Session: Session 3: Small satellite missions
Track: Session 3: Small satellite missions, future missions and challenges
The Micro Solar Flare Apparatus (MiSolFA) is a compact X-ray detector designed to be flown in a near-Earth orbit during the next solar maximum. Together, MisolFA and Solar Orbiter's STIX will be able to obtain for the first time a 3-dimensional view of X-ray emitting regions with two cross-calibrated instruments. If flare footpoints are occulted to one of the pair, they will be able to precisely c ... More
Presented by Ms. Erica LASTUFKA on 29 Aug 2018 at 11:30
Type: talk Session: Session 1: The INSPIRE program
Track: Session 1: The INSPIRE program
Solar occultations served as an early work-horse for characterizing the temperature and density of Earth's thermosphere because of the technique's capability of making self-calibrated measurements of thermospheric density from roughly 90 to 400 km. However, solar occultations have been abandoned in recent decades, and few, if any, satellite-borne solar occultation instruments designed specifically ... More
Presented by Dr. Ed THIEMANN on 28 Aug 2018 at 10:10
Type: talk Session: Session 1: The INSPIRE program
Track: Session 1: The INSPIRE program
IDEASSat (Ionosphere Dynamics Exploration and Attitude Subsystem Satellite) is a CubeSat mission developed by National Central University, Taiwan. It collaborates with partners in the INSPIRE consortium and will be launched in Summer 2020. The dimension of IDEASSat shall be a 3U (30 cm x 10 cm x 10 cm) CubeSat, conforming to CalPoly CubeSat Design Specifications. The structure shall provide the re ... More
Presented by Mr. Shih-Chi CHIU
The structures of the INSPIRE satellites are all custom designs and assembled at the Laboratory of Atmospheric and Space Physics. The designs of the structures are heavily affected by the method of deployment from the launch vehicle and their respective mission for component placement. INSPIRESat-1, 3, and 4 will use a ring style deployer to separate from an Indian PSLV. These devices require that ... More
Presented by Mr. Spencer BOYAJIAN on 28 Aug 2018 at 09:30
Type: talk Session: Session 2: Results from recent space missions
Track: Session 2: Results from recent space missions
We present the analysis of energetic particles, indirectly detected by the Large Yield RAdiometer (LYRA) instrument on board ESA's Project for On-board Autonomy 2 (PROBA2) satellite in the form of microbursts of <10 ms, with a phenomenon duration of 100 s. Combining Energetic Particle Telescope (EPT/PROBA-V) observations with LYRA data for an overlapping period of time, we identified these particl ... More
Presented by Dr. Athanassios KATSIYANNIS on 28 Aug 2018 at 14:00
Type: talk Session: Session 1: The INSPIRE program
Track: Session 1: The INSPIRE program
We will share experiences of the space industry and role of academia in space research in France.
Presented by Prof. Philippe KECKHUT on 27 Aug 2018 at 15:40
Type: talk Session: Session 3: Small satellite missions
Track: Session 3: Small satellite missions, future missions and challenges
Within the past decade, satellites constellations have become possible and practical. One of the interest to use a satellites constellation is to measure the true Earth Radiation Imbalance, which is a crucial quantity for testing climate models and for predicting the future course of global warming. This measurement presents a high interest because the 2001-2010 decade has not shown the accelerati ... More
Presented by Dr. Mustapha MEFTAH, Prof. Philippe KECKHUT, Dr. Luc DAMÉ on 28 Aug 2018 at 15:35
Type: talk Session: Session 2: Results from recent space missions
Track: Session 2: Results from recent space missions
The periodograms of the PROBA2/LYRA data show predominant periodicities comparable to the ones observed by other solar time series for the same time range. These periodicities have been found to slightly vary over time. Tracking their evolution on a long-term basis aims at identifying which periodicities are related to each other and at determining which physical processes are at their origin. A ... More
Presented by Dr. Laurence WAUTERS on 28 Aug 2018 at 11:20
Type: talk Session: Session 2: Results from recent space missions
Track: Session 2: Results from recent space missions
Solar spectral irradiance fluctuations associated with the Sun’s 27-day rotational cycle can significantly influence ozone variability in the tropical middle atmosphere. In the stratosphere, previous observational studies based on different instruments and time periods revealed however large disparities in the magnitude of the ozone response to the 27-day solar signal. For the mesosphere, only f ... More
Presented by Dr. Rémi THIEBLEMONT on 28 Aug 2018 at 14:20
Type: talk Session: Session 2: Results from recent space missions
Track: Session 2: Results from recent space missions
Accurate measurements of solar spectral irradiance (SSI) and its temporal variation are of primary interest to better understand solar mechanisms and the links between solar variability and Earth’s atmosphere and climate. We present recent ultraviolet (UV) SSI observations performed by the SOLAR/SOLSPEC spectrometer on board the International Space Station. SOLAR/SOLSPEC observations cover the e ... More
Presented by Dr. Luc DAMÉ on 28 Aug 2018 at 12:20