Communications for Satellite Constellations

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Advancing Earth Observation Science (AEOS)

The environmental conditions on Earth are determined by a complex system of physical, chemical, and biological processes. Human activity has now a significant impact on the environment and climate change, although the type of impact and its strength are the subject of controversial debate. An overarching aim of the research initiative Advancing Earth Observation Science (AEOS) is therefore to distinguish between the impacts of natural processes and those attributable to human activity, and to quantify them. This requires global knowledge about Earth system processes inferred from data delivered by Earth observation satellite instrumentation. Such knowledge is indispensable for improving the predictions of environmental and climate change.

Compared to the operational and the planned planned satellites that are due to be launched in the next few years greatly improved Earth observation data with higher spatial and temporal resolution and better coverage is required. Such data can be provided by swarms of CubeSats. Consequently, the development of technology required for the use of CubeSat swarms in Earth observation is forseen. This necessitates research on miniaturised sensors, electronics for space and swarm-based measurement methods. The goal is to develop and fly a swarm mission with CubeSats as a proof of concept demonstrator for future Earth observation.

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For further information see: http://www.iup.uni-bremen.de/deu/forschung/neue-initiative---advancing-earth-observation-scie/index.html

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Duration: since 06/2016
Funding:ANT
Partners:Center of Applied Space Technology and Microgravity, University of Bremen
Institute of Environmental Physics, University of Bremen
Subsequent:Simulation platform for conception, optimization and evaluation of 5G satellite constellations for the ubiquitous and everywhere available Internet (5GSatOpt)

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