Evening Meeting: Cube Sats
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An East Midlands Branch Evening Meeting

When: 3 December
1900 for 1930
Where: Room A19, Geospatial Building
University of Nottingham
Triumph Road
Nottingham NG7 2TU
United Kingdom
Contact: Clare Stead

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Dr Chantal Cappelletti will give a talk about Cube Sats.

Dr Chappelletti is a member of International Academy of Astronautics, Assistant Professor at University of Nottingham, which is affiliated with Nottingham Geospatial Institute. Her activities are mainly concerning Microsatellite design, manufacturing and launching, with special attention to CubeSat platform. She has been the leader of 6 satellite projects from Italy (UNISAT program and others) and from Brazil (SERPENS), PI of 2 missions concerning cancer cells behaviour on space and ASI delegate at IADC. She is the co-owner of the Italian company GAUSS Srl.

Since early nineties CubeSat standard is revolutionising the idea of Space mission. From the first academic projects, where this small satellite was used to train university students, CubeSat applications increased so fast to be now used as reliable system for Mars and Moon missions. World-wide coverage at low costs is now the objectives of the so-called Mega-constellations designed by new private companies.
But what is a CubeSat and how it is changing the future of space missions?
This talk will give you an overview of the past, present and future CubeSat missions pointing the attention to the added values of this relatively new standard. An overview of the small satellite market and future applications will help to emphasize the concept of CubeSat as a standard to change our approach to space.