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International Academy of Astronautics
 
4S Symposium, Small Satellites Systems and Services
 
May 26-30, 2014
Majorca, Spain


 

 

INTRODUCTION:

The history of the 4S goes back to 1992 and has had an ever increasing international participation over the years. The maturity of the event is marked by the close cooperation with two other prominent Small Satellite conferences: The Symposium on Small Satellites for Earth Observation (IAA and DLR) and The Small Satellites Conference (AIAA and USU). The information synergies and idea exchange originating from these close links ensure high standard of contributions and a very wide attendance.
Dynamic Small Satellites in a Dynamic Economy

Design to cost, COTS, faster cheaper better, smaller is beautiful, affordable access to Space, all these buzz words echoed in the conferences of small satellites in the last few decades. In 2008 an announced recession hit the world economy with an unpredicted violence affecting the most disparate market sectors and public spending. As consequence, Nations cut investments in infrastructures, among which Space.

While the dust of turbulent economic environment is still settling down, it is important to question how the small satellites business is being affected by the evolving economy. Any turbulent time generates sudden changes but also new opportunities, so dynamism to adapt to a rapidly changing environment may become a survival necessity. Five years after the start of the recession, is there any lesson learned we can already use? How does the future look like? What can space companies and institutions do to cope with the different economic situation? Are new financing schemes, as crowdsourcing, a viable solution for small satellites? Are Business Incubators and spin-off ways to foster innovation and retain know-how? Venture Capitalists, Investor Angels, Kick-start, across borders investments and new communication media: can they influence funding of small space missions? Finally, lower cost means higher risk: is there any innovative approach for a cost-effective risk mitigation? Can on-board autonomy, on-board data processing and direct broadcasting be a paradigm shift  for reducing operational costs of space assets?
Programme

The special topic of 2014, Dynamic Small Satellites in a Dynamic Economy, will be addressed in a dedicated session. Contributions on innovations that bring a paradigm shift in developing and using space assets are highly welcome. The opening session, with its invited speakers, will address the specific topic on how the new economic environment is affecting the international space market.

As in previous years, the programme will also cover technical sessions as: Mission and System Analysis; Applications such as Earth Observation, Science, Telecommunication and Navigation; New Technologies at system, sub-system and component level. A special session will be dedicated to access to space of Small Satellites, as launchers, platform cross-compatibility.


CALENDAR OF EVENTS:

Deadline for abstract submission      14 January 2014
Notification to Authors                     28 February 2014
Programme Published                     28 February 2014
Deadline for Hotel Reservation        30 March 2014
Deadline for Full Paper Submission  21 April 2014
Conference Dates                          26-30 May 2014



VENUE:

PURAVIDA Resort Blau PortoPetro
Carrer des Far, 16
07691 Porto Petro (Santanyí)
Balearic Islands - Spain

Located on the eastern coast of Mallorca, this resorts nestles along 900 metres of seafront with two beautiful sandy coves in a natural environment. With the picturesque fishing village and marina of Porto Petro, it perfectly blends nature and technology.


SCIENTIFIC PROGRAM COMMITTEE:


Committees
Symposium Chairmen 
Loïc Boloh / CNES
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Luca Maresi / ESA
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Technical Programme
Alessandro Zuccaro Marchi / ESA
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CubeSat Technical Chair
Roger Walker / ESA
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Exhibit Technical Chair
Elena Tremolizzo / ESA
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Technical Committee Chairmen 
Frederic Teston / ESA
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Philippe Landiech / CNES
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External Communication 
Laurence Amen / CNES
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Logistics / Registration / Abstract Submission 
ESA Conference Bureau
PO Box 299, 2200 AG Noordwijk-NL
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Technical Committee
The Symposium is jointly organized by ESA and CNES in cooperation with AFRL, DLR, IAA and the Utah State University and is supported by AIAA, NRL, USAF, JAXA, and CSA.

Gianluigi Baldesi (ESA)
William J. Blackwell (MIT Lincoln Laboratory)
Jasper Bouwmeester (Delft University)
Jean-Noël Bricout (CNES)
Marco D'Errico (Second University of Napels)
Alex da Silva Curiel(SSTL)
Bernd Dachwald (Aachen University)
Thom Davis (AFRL- Kirtland)
Hubert Diez (CNES)
Laurent Dusseau (University of Montpellier)
William Edmonson (NIA Langley)
Jamie Esper (NASA GSFC)
Didier Fussen (Institut D’Aeronomie Spatiale de Belgique)
Piero Galeone (ESA)
José Gavira Izquierdo (ESA)
Jian Guo (Delft University)
Flemming Hansen (DSRI)
Keiichi Hirako (JAXA)
Mike Hurley (NRL)
Koichi Inoue (JAXA)
Kyle D. Kemble (AFRL/RVEP)
Stanley Kennedy (AIAA)
Johan Koehler (SNSB)
Philippe Landiech (CNES)
Vaios Lappas (Surrey University)
Keith LeGrand (Missouri University of Science and Technology)
Levi Malott (Missouri University of Science and Technology)
Bob Meurer (ATK)
Ciara McGrath (University of Strathclyde)
David Mimoun (Supaero)
Jean Muylaert (VKI)
Sreeja Nag (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
Shinichi Nakasuka(University of Tokyo)
Darius Nikanpur (CSA)
Kristof Ostir (ZRC SAZU)
Pat Patterson (USU/SDL)
Francesco Ratti (ESA)
Amanda Regan (ESA)
Udo Renner (TUB)
Tomaz Rodic (SPACE-SI)
Aaron Rogers (APL)
Hans-Peter Röser (Stuttgart University)
Rainer Sandau (IAA)
Gurpartap Sandhoo (NRL)
Constantinos Stavrinidis (ESA)
Klaus Steinberg (DLR)
Frederic Teston (ESA)
Jerome Thierry (Arianespace)
Alberto Tobias (ESA)
Paolo Tortora (University of Bologna)
Elena Tremolizzo (ESA)
Demosthenes Tsairides (NASA)
N.V. Vighnesam (ISRO)
David Voss (AFRL/RVEP)
Roger Walker (ESA)
Peter Wegner (USU/SDL)
Claas Ziemke (ESA)
Alessandro Zuccaro Marchi (ESA) 


For more detailed information, please visit: http://congrexprojects.com/2014-events/4S2014/home

CONTACT:

4S 2014 Secretariat
ESA Conference Bureau
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International Academy of Astronautics (IAA)
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