EP52B:
Taking Smallsats to the Next Level, Enabling New Science I


Session ID#: 8004

Session Description:
Small satellites, and particularly Cubesats, have the potential to revolutionize earth and space science by lowering the barriers to access-to-space including cost and launch opportunities. NASA is fully committed to exploiting small satellites to their fullest, and is currently investing in new technology for Smallsats / Cubesats through the Space Technology Mission Directorate and the Science Mission Directorate.  This session will provide an opportunity for scientists to discuss their ideas for earth and space science small satellite (including Cubesats) missions, discuss the technology investment areas they feel should be explored, and explore partnerships. Constellations of Cubesats, formation flying and docking needs, station keeping, in-space assembly, and new instrument ideas are encouraged.
Primary Conveners:  Louis Matthew Barbier, NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC, United States
Conveners:  Michael S Seablom1, Sebastian M. Ernst2 and James D DiCorcia2, (1)NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC, United States(2)Deep Space Industries, Mountain View, CA, United States
Chairs:  Louis Matthew Barbier, NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC, United States and Barbara A Cohen, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Planetary Geology, Geophysics, and Geochemistry, Greenbelt, MD, United States
OSPA Liaisons:  Louis Matthew Barbier, NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC, United States

Cross-Listed:
  • A - Atmospheric Sciences
  • P - Planetary Sciences
  • SH - SPA-Solar and Heliospheric Physics
Index Terms:

2799 General or miscellaneous [MAGNETOSPHERIC PHYSICS]
3399 General or miscellaneous [ATMOSPHERIC PROCESSES]
7599 General or miscellaneous [SOLAR PHYSICS, ASTROPHYSICS, AND ASTRONOMY]
9820 Techniques applicable in three or more fields [GENERAL OR MISCELLANEOUS]

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Ellen R Stofan, NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC, United States
James Cutler, University of Michigan Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor, MI, United States
Andrew C Nicholas, Naval Research Lab DC, Washington, DC, United States
Thomas Zurbuchen, University of Michigan Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor, MI, United States and Abigail Sheffer, Space Studies Board, National Academies, Washington, DC, United States
David M Klumpar, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT, United States
Charles D Norton1, Michael S Seablom2, Andrew J Petro2, Christine k Bonniksen2, Christopher S Ruf3, David M Klumpar4 and John T Van Sant2, (1)NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, United States, (2)NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC, United States, (3)University of Michigan Ann Arbor, Climate and Space, Ann Arbor, MI, United States, (4)Montana State University, Bozeman, MT, United States
Barbara A Cohen1, Paul Ottinger Hayne2, Benjamin T Greenhagen2 and David A Paige3, (1)NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Planetary Geology, Geophysics, and Geochemistry, Greenbelt, MD, United States, (2)NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, United States, (3)University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, United States
Neil Murphy1, Stuart Jefferies2, Carol A Raymond1, David R Pierce3 and Olivia Dawson1, (1)NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, United States, (2)Institute for Astronomy, Honolulu, HI, United States, (3)Columbus Technologies and Services, Inc., Atlanta, GA, United States