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Skoltech cohosts virtual workshop on satellite systems of the future

Skoltech, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Texas A&M University and ISAE-SUPAERO (Université de Toulouse) are co-organizing the 6th Federated and Fractionated Satellite Systems (FFSS) Workshop, to be held online on May 31st and June 1st this year.

The workshop is aimed at gathering world-class scientists, engineers, and educators engaged in the fields of federated and fractionated satellites – new concepts in space systems design aiming at creating a commercial cloud-computing environment to enable sharing and trading in-space unused resources between spacecraft.

As the organizers note, “this event will forge links to create a multidisciplinary and international research and industrial community that will follow novel approaches to innovate the way in which spacecraft missions are conceived, designed, implemented, and operated. It is through this process that we will create transformational new space science and technology.”

“The Federated and Fractionated Satellite Systems Workshop is an academic event that we started at MIT in 2013, and brought to Skoltech in 2014. We are glad to see that the workshop has matured a strong academic community over the years, and that many of the ideas that were discussed at the workshop years ago, are now flying in orbit”, Alessandro Golkar, Skoltech Associate Professor and the Technical Program Co-Chair of the workshop, says.

Keynote speakers of the workshop include Dr. Jacqueline Le Moigne, Advanced Information Systems Technology (AIST) Program Manager at the NASA Earth Science Technology Office (ESTO); Inmaculada Serrano, Satellite Systems Director at Elecnor Deimos; Kattia Flores Pozo, Lead of Satellite Operations at Planet Labs; and Julian Fernandez, Co-founder and CEO of Fossa Systems.

More information about the workshop and abstract submission guidelines are available at the workshop website.

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