Japan Geoscience Union Meeting 2019

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[E] Poster

M (Multidisciplinary and Interdisciplinary) » M-SD Space Development & Earth Observation from Space

[M-SD42] A new era of international space collaboration using microsatellites

Sun. May 26, 2019 1:45 PM - 3:15 PM Poster Hall (International Exhibition Hall8, Makuhari Messe)

convener:Junichi Kurihara(Graduate School of Science, Hokkaido University), Joel Joseph Jr Marciano(Advanced Science and Technology Institute, Department of Science and Technology, Philippines), Huy Xuan Le(Vietnam National Space Center)

Microsatellites have great potential as remote sensing platforms, because of the cost-effective implementation of satellite constellations, which increase their overall temporal resolution and ground coverage for Earth observation. However, it is difficult for one single university or institution to maintain a satellite constellation composed of many microsatellites. Recently, the Asian Microsatellite Consortium (AMC) comprising 16 space agencies and universities from nine Asian nations has been created to develop microsatellite technologies and use collected data relating to the environment and natural disasters, etc. This international framework is the first step to share remote sensing data from the microsatellites by the members of the consortium, instead of making a satellite constellation by a single owner. The microsatellites such as the DIWATA-2 (Philippines), MicroDragon (Vietnam), and RISESAT (Japan) developed by the AMC members will be launched in the last quarter of 2018. This session is a unique opportunity to discuss microsatellite development and utilization in terms of international collaboration and data sharing. This session welcomes presentations on microsatellite remote sensing including satellite development and operation, sensor development and calibration, data analysis and utilization. We also seek presentations on ground and information systems, international collaborations, and educational programs using microsatellites.



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