SG 4.4 Proposal

IAA, Paris, June 2001

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Study Group Form (comments and form available on http://www.iaanet.org/news

 

Proposal for Forming an IAA Study Group: S 4.4

 

 

Title of Study: 

Position Paper: Cost-Effective Earth Observation Missions

 

Proposer(s):

R. Sandau, A. Valenzuela, L. Paxton

 

Primary IAA Commission Preference: IV, Space Systems Operations and Utilization

     

Secondary IAA Commission Interests: III, Space Technology and Systems Develop-

ment

 

Members of Study Team

 

Chairs:                            R. Sandau, L. Paxton

 

Secretary:                      J. Esper

 

Other Members:            C. Carmona-Moreno, R. Blott, and other members of the IAA

Study Group on Small Satellites for Earth Observation Missions

 

Short Description of Scope of Study

 

Overall Goal: describe the user requirements and expectations, the current status, and possible approaches to improve the current situation concerning cost-effective Earth

Observation missions

 

Intermediate Goals: Collect information about the current status of cost-effective Earth

Observation missions and inform decision makers, scientists, engineers and managers about current situation and approaches for improvement


IAA, Paris, October 2000

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Study Group Form (comments and form available on http://www.iaanet.org/news

 

 

 

Methodology:

To be defined.

 

Time Line:

1st draft IAC 2003, Final paper IAC 2003, 2nd draft 4th IAA Symposium on Small Satellites for Earth Observation, April 7, 2003

 

Final Product (Report, Publication, etc.):

Report to be published in Acta Astronautica

 

Target Community:

Decision makers, managers, scientists, engineers involved or interested in Low-Cost Earth Observation Missions

 

Support Needed:

IAA web site

 

Potential Sponsors:

Space entities of less industrialized countries, universities

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Date:   15 January 2002                                   Signature:   SANDAU

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