On 16/20 May 2016 SpaceOps, together with the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), has organized the “14th International Conference on Space Operations” at the Daejeon Convention Centre (Republic of Korea), hosted by the Korea Aerospace Research Institute (KARI) in collaboration with the Space Generation Advisory Council (SGAC).
Worldwide space agencies (such as ESA and NASA, among others), students and young professionals belonging to the aerospace field, get a new opportunity of sharing relevant information and innovative solutions with experts from the major space organizations in the world, following a challenging program focused on space operations, achievements and trends of future missions.
In the framework of this five-day event – SpaceOps 2016 – a GAUSS member has participated in the “Cubesat Space Operations student Workshop”, on Sunday 15 May.
Aitor Conde, one of GAUSS engineers, has taken part in the exciting panel on the convenience of downsizing the satellites, with other aerospace professionals from different parts of the globe. During the brainstorming on the ground station operations and cubesats missions, the experts have been answering the students’ questions, explaining pros and cons of small satellites missions. Discussions on how to carry out space operations for cubesats is an effective way to communicate first hand experience of international representatives working on their cubesat projects. These elucidations give an insight on the above-mentioned projects’ complexity, outlining different approaches and exchanging new ideas on small satellites operations.