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Interview with Dr. Steven Tsitas - Cubesat Earth Imaging Constellations

7 Jul 2011, 13:35 UTC
Interview with Dr. Steven Tsitas - Cubesat Earth Imaging Constellations
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This week I interviewed Dr Steven Tsitas of the Satellite Navigation and Positioning Lab and lead author of the paper, “6U CubeSat design for Earth observation with 6.5m GSD, five spectral bands and 14Mbps downlink.” This paper has been peer reviewed, and appears in the November 2010 issue of The Aeronautical Journal which is published by the Royal Aeronautical Society. I analyzed the business potential of such a cubesat constellation in a previous post here.Dr. Steven Tsitas received his BSc(Hons) in Physics from the University of Melbourne, MS in Physics (with Distinction) from California State University Fresno and MS and PhD in Planetary Science with a minor in Astronomy from the California Institute of Technology. His two part PhD thesis title is The effect of volcanic aerosols on ultraviolet radiation in Antarctica and A novel method for enhancing subsurface radar imaging using radar interferometry. After completing his PhD Steven worked as a Management Consultant at Bain & Co. in San Francisco. He recently completed a MSc in Astronautics and Space Engineering at Cranfield University, receiving the Vega Space Systems Engineering Prize for Excellent Performance in Dynamics Related Subjects 2008/2009. His most recent papers detail the system design and commercial applications ...

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