Papers

Paper recommended for the CEAS Space Journal special issue will be linked as soon as the papers are published. Stay tuned!


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Peter Roberts – University of Manchester & DISCOVERER Project lead

SESSION 1: Mission Designs and Concepts

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In-Orbit-Demonstrator of the Skimsat VLEO Platform
Russell Hills et al. – Thales Alenia Space UK

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Are Very Low Earth Orbit (VLEO) satellites a solution for tomorrow’s telecoms needs?
Lucy Berthoud et al. – Thales Alenia Space UK

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CASPA-ADM – a mission concept for observing thermospheric mass density
Christian Siemes et al. – Delft University of Technology

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Mission Design of the Global Lidar Altimetry Mission (GLAMIS)
Ciara N. McGrath et al. – Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, University of Strathclyde

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Development and analysis of novel mission scenarios based on Atmosphere-Breathing Electric Propulsion (ABEP)
Shreepali Sanjay Vaidya – University of Pisa and the DISCOVERER team

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Feasibility analysis for air-breathing electric propulsion spacecraft
Mansur Tisaev et al. – Surrey Space Centre, University of Surrey

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Systems Modelling of Very Low Earth Orbit (VLEO) Platforms
Nicholas Crisp – The University of Manchester and the DISCOVERER team

SESSION 2: Orbital Aerodynamic Control and In-Situ Atmospheric Sensing

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The Satellite for Orbital Aerodynamics Research (SOAR)
Nicholas Crisp – The University of Manchester and the DISCOVERER team

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Active Aerodynamic Attitude Control in Very Low Earth Orbit
Sabrina Livadiotti – The University of Manchester and the DISCOVERER team

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CubeSat Charging in VLEO and the Impact on Thermospheric Science
Sachin Alexander Reddy – Mullard Space Science Laboratory, University College London and the DISCOVERER team

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Ion and Neutral Mass Spectrometers for the Very Low Earth Orbit environment
Dhiren Kataria – Mullard Space Science Laboratory, University College London and the DISCOVERER team

SESSION 3: Materials and Ground Testing

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Testing material’s orbital aerodynamic properties: ground-based and on-orbit experiments
Vitor Oiko – The University of Manchester and the DISCOVERER team

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Laser-detonation hyperthermal beam source applicable to VLEO environmental simulations
Masahito Tagawa et al. – Graduate school of Engineering, Kobe University

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Feasibility of DLR’s STG-ET vacuum chamber for simulation of the VLEO environment
Jens Schmidt et al. – German Aerospace Center (DLR), Institute of Aerodynamics and Flow Technology, Department of Spacecraft

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2D material coatings for atomic oxygen resistance
Stephen Edmondson – The University of Manchester and the DISCOVERER team

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On the Utility of Coated POSS-Polyimides for VLEO Vehicles
Timothy K. Minton – Smead Department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences, University of Colorado

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Ground investigation of AO effect in case of complex geometry
Sophie Duzellier – ONERA/DPHY, University of Toulouse

SESSION 4: Propulsion

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Design of an Intake and a Thruster for an Atmosphere-Breathing Electric Propulsion System
Francesco Romano – Institute of Space Systems (IRS), University of Stuttgart and the DISCOVERER team

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AETHER Air Breathing Electric THrustER: Towards Very Low Earth Orbit missions
Tommaso Andreussi et al. – SITAEL S.p.A.

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The Electric Propulsion Diagnostic Package (EPDP) on the Heinrich-Hertz satellite
Holger Kersten – University Kiel, IEAP

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Simulation-guided engineering of an air-breathing electric propulsion concept
Adam Obrusnik et al. – PlasmaSolve s.r.o.

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Performance evaluation of a plasma generator and ion optics for Air Breathing Ion Engine
Yukai Miya – The Graduate University for Advanced Studies, SOKENDAI

SESSION 5: Business Models and Roadmaps

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Similarities between Earth-Observation small satellites and Low-Cost Carriers strategy value curve model
Marina García Berenguer – Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya and the DISCOVERER team

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New promising Business Models Canvas for EO at VLEO using the Discoverer’s Technologies
Paulino Gil – Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya and the DISCOVERER team