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August 13 – 19, 2012 / Vol 31, No 33 / Hawai`i Island, USA

10 Aug 2012, 20:12 UTC
August 13 – 19, 2012 / Vol 31, No 33 / Hawai`i Island, USA
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Small Satellite Conference at USU: Enhancing Global Awareness
Utah State University along with the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics are hosting the 26th Small Satellite Conference at the Taggart Student Center of the USU Campus in Logan, Utah, USA on August 13-16. “Global Awareness through Small Satellites” is expected to advance significantly in the next 10 years through new remote sensing techniques, improved methods for aggregating collected information and increased capability to deliver results in a timely manner. Small satellite categories like NanoSats, CubeSats, PicoSats and FemtoSats are opening space to an ever larger community of motivated researchers, entrepreneurs, educators and students with lower development costs and shared launches. The conference will feature Keynote Speaker Brenda Jones, the Disaster Response Coordinator at the USGS EROS Data Center (Monday 13:15 MDT) and a Guest Lecture by Akira Iwasaki from University of Tokyo (Wednesday 14:00 MDT). The Satellite Industry Association 2012 yearly report shows that, as of May, there are a total of 994 operational satellites on orbit with 23% devoted to Remote Sensing, Navigation and Meteorology and 38% to Commercial Communications. It also highlights that the satellite industry has seen 9% average annual growth from 2006-2011 and, with an estimated ...

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