A096:
Science Observations Enabled by New Advances in Small Satellite Capability and Technology





Session ID#: 22325

Session Description:
CubeSats, small satellites, and SmallSat constellations are now producing results of scientific significance in the Earth and space sciences. New opportunities are also being explored by scientists to take advantage of hosting payloads on future large-scale commercial space platforms and by exploring the potential utility of data collected by industry-based small spacecraft systems. Recent developments in information systems and miniaturized instrument technologies are also motivating the science community to think in new ways regarding how decadal-class science could be performed based on alternative observation techniques. We invite contributions presenting science results obtained from small satellite missions, new science mission concepts that utilize small satellites, commercial platforms that could host scientific instruments for large-scale constellation observations, and current as well as planned information systems and instrument technology capabilities that will be validated on small satellites with the goal of providing new science measurement capabilities.
Primary Convener:  Charles D Norton, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, United States
Conveners:  William H Swartz, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, Laurel, MD, United States, Pamela Millar, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States and David M Klumpar, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT, United States
Co-Organized with:
Atmospheric Sciences, Earth and Space Science Informatics, SPA-Aeronomy, SPA-Solar and Heliospheric Physics, and SPA-Magnetospheric Physics

Cross-Listed:
  • IN - Earth and Space Science Informatics
  • SA - SPA-Aeronomy
  • SH - SPA-Solar and Heliospheric Physics
  • SM - SPA-Magnetospheric Physics
Index Terms:

0394 Instruments and techniques [ATMOSPHERIC COMPOSITION AND STRUCTURE]
3360 Remote sensing [ATMOSPHERIC PROCESSES]
7599 General or miscellaneous [SOLAR PHYSICS, ASTROPHYSICS, AND ASTRONOMY]
7999 General or miscellaneous [SPACE WEATHER]

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Christopher S Ruf1, Scott Gleason2, Darren S McKague3, Randy Rose4 and John Scherrer4, (1)University of Michigan Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor, MI, United States, (2)Concordia University, Boulder, CO, United States, (3)Univ of Michigan-AOSS, Ann Arbor, MI, United States, (4)Southwest Research Institute, San Antonio, TX, United States
Thomas N Woods, Univ Colorado, Boulder, CO, United States
Thomas S Pagano, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, United States
Dong Liang Wu, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States and The ICECUBE TEAM
Jonathan Behrens, IDA Science and Technology Policy Institute, Washington, DC, United States and Bhavya Lal, Science and Technology Policy Institute, Washington, DC, United States
John James Pereira1, Daniel Mamula1, Margaret Caulfield1, Frank W. Gallagher III1, David Spencer1, Eugene M Petrescu2, Joanne Ostroy3, Dee W. Pack4 and Anthony LaRosa5, (1)NOAA National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service, Silver Spring, MD, United States, (2)NOAA Anchorage, Anchorage, AK, United States, (3)Aerospace Corporation, Silver Spring, MD, United States, (4)The Aerospace Corporation El Segundo, El Segundo, CA, United States, (5)Riverside Technologies Inc., Silver Spring, MD, United States
William H Swartz1, Steven R Lorentz2, Philip M. Huang1, Allan W Smith2, Yinan Yu2, James S Briscoe2, Nolan Reilly1, Sonia Reilly1, Edward Reynolds1, John Carvo3 and Dong Wu4, (1)Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, Laurel, MD, United States, (2)L-1 Standards and Technology, Manassas, VA, United States, (3)Blue Canyon Technologies, Boulder, CO, United States, (4)NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States
Dee W. Pack1, Brian S Hardy1 and Travis Longcore2, (1)The Aerospace Corporation El Segundo, El Segundo, CA, United States, (2)University of Southern California, Architecture, Spatial Sciences, and Biological Sciences, Los Angeles, CA, United States
Kevin Robert Maschhoff1, John J Polizotti1, Hartmut H Aumann2 and Joel Susskind3, (1)BAE Systems Nashua, Nashua, NH, United States, (2)Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, United States, (3)NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States
Brian J Anderson1, Ian J Cohen2, Marc Lessard3, John W Bonnell4, Scott R Bounds5, Robert L Lysak6 and Robert E Erlandson2, (1)Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, United States, (2)Applied Physics Laboratory Johns Hopkins, Laurel, MD, United States, (3)University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH, United States, (4)University of California, Space Science Laboratory, Berkeley, CA, United States, (5)University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, United States, (6)University of Minnesota, School of Physics and Astronomy, Minneapolis, MN, United States
Matthew T DeLand1, Peter Richard Colarco2, Matthew G Kowalewski2, Nick Gorkavyi1 and Luis Ramos-Izquierdo2, (1)Science Systems and Applications, Inc., Lanham, MD, United States, (2)NASA GSFC, Greenbelt, MD, United States
Jake Gristey1, Jui-Yuan Christine Chiu1, R J Gurney1, Shin-Chan Han2 and Cyril Julien Morcrette3, (1)University of Reading, Department of Meteorology, Reading, United Kingdom, (2)University of Newcastle, Callaghan, Australia, (3)Met Office, Exeter, United Kingdom
Carl L Siefring1, Paul A Bernhardt1, Stanley J Briczinski Jr1, Joseph Huba1 and John A Montgomery Jr.2, (1)US Naval Research Laboratory, Plasma Physics Division, Washington, DC, United States, (2)US Naval Research Laboratory, Code 8222 Naval Center for Space Technology, Washington, DC, United States
Robert O Green1, Gregory Paul Asner2, David R Thompson3, Pantazis Mouroulis, Michael L Eastwood1 and Steve Chien5, (1)Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, United States, (2)Carnegie Institution for Science, Washington, DC, United States, (3)Jet Propulsion >Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, United States, (4)NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, United States
William J Blackwell, MIT Lincoln Laboratory, Lexington, MA, United States, Scott A Braun, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Code 612, Greenbelt, MD, United States, Ralf Bennartz, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, United States, Chris Velden, Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies, Madison, WI, United States, Mark Demaria, NOAA NWS, Miami, FL, United States, Robert M Atlas, NOAA, Miami, FL, United States, Jason P Dunion, Cooperative Institute for Climate and Satellites University of Maryland, College Park, MD, United States, Frank Marks, NOAA/AOML/Hurricane Research Division, Key Biscayne, FL, United States, Robert F Rogers, NOAA/HRD, Miami, FL, United States and Bachir Annane, University of Miami, CIMAS, Miami, FL, United States
Farah Alibay1, Justin Christophe Kasper2, Joseph Lazio1 and Tim L. Neilsen3, (1)Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, United States, (2)Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, Cambridge, MA, United States, (3)Space Dynamics Laboratory, North Logan, UT, United States
J Bernard Blake, Aerospace Corporation Santa Monica, Santa Monica, CA, United States
Richard McAllister1, David W Gallaher1, Albin John Gasiewski2, Lavanya Periasamy3, Robert Belter4, Michael Hurowitz5, William Hosack5 and Brian T Sanders4, (1)National Snow and Ice Data Center, Boulder, CO, United States, (2)Univ of Colorado, Boulder, CO, United States, (3)University of Colorado Boulder, Electrical Computer and Energy Engineering, Boulder, CO, United States, (4)University of Colorado at Boulder, Boulder, CO, United States, (5)Orbital Micro Systems, Boulder, CO, United States
Steven C Reising1, Gaier Todd2, Sharmila Padmanabhan3, Boon Lim4, Cate Heneghan5, Christian Kummerow6, Chandrasekar V Chandra1, Wesley K Berg1, Shannon Thomas Brown2, Matthew Pallas7 and Chandrasekar Radhakrishnan1, (1)Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO, United States, (2)Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Caltech, Pasadena, CA, United States, (3)Jet Propulsion Lab, Pasadena, CA, United States, (4)Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, United States, (5)NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, United States, (6)Colorado State Univ, Department of Atmospheric Science, Fort Collins, CO, United States, (7)Blue Canyon Technologies, Boulder, CO, United States
Vu Nguyen1, Timothy Duly1, Dave Ector1, Vladimir Irisov1, Oleguer Nogues-Correig2, Linus Tan3 and Takayuki Yuasa3, (1)Spire Global, Inc., Boulder, CO, United States, (2)Spire Global, Inc., Glasgow, United Kingdom, (3)Spire Global, Inc., Singapore, Singapore
Sarah Jones1, Nikolaos Paschalidis2, Marcello Rodriguez1, Edward C Sittler Jr3, Dennis J Chornay4, Paulo Uribe1 and Timothy Cameron5, (1)NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States, (2)NASA/GSFC-Heliophysics Sci, Greenbelt, MD, United States, (3)NASA Goddard SFC, Greenbelt, MD, United States, (4)University of Maryland College Park, College Park, MD, United States, (5)ADNET Systems, Inc., Reston, VA, United States
Jong-Dae Sohn1, Kyoung Min2, Jaejin Lee3, Junchan Lee4, Dae-Young Lee5, Yu Yi6, Kyungin Kang2, Goo-Hwan Shin2, Gyeong-Bok Jo7, Seung-uk Lee8 and Gowoon Na9, (1)KASI Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute, Daejeon, Korea, Republic of (South), (2)KAIST Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Daejeon, Korea, Republic of (South), (3)KASI, Daejeon, South Korea, (4)KAIST, Daejeon, Korea, Republic of (South), (5)Chungbuk National University, Cheongju, Korea, Republic of (South), (6)Chungnam National University, Daejeon, Korea, Republic of (South), (7)Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute, Daejeon, South Korea, (8)Chungbuk National University, Cheongju, South Korea, (9)Kyung Hee University, Yongin, South Korea
Mary Knapp1, Sara Seager1, Matthew W Smith2 and Christopher M Pong2, (1)Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, United States, (2)JPL/NASA/Caltech, Pasadena, CA, United States
Jonathan Brent Parham1, Brian Walsh1 and Joshua L Semeter2, (1)Boston University, Boston, MA, United States, (2)Boston Univ, Boston, MA, United States
Lavanya Periasamy1, Albin John Gasiewski2, David W Gallaher3, Brian T Sanders4, Robert Belter4, David Kraft2, Joaquin Castillo4, Joshua A Gordon5 and Michael Hurowitz6, (1)University of Colorado Boulder, Electrical Computer and Energy Engineering, Boulder, CO, United States, (2)Univ of Colorado, Boulder, CO, United States, (3)National Snow and Ice Data Center, Boulder, CO, United States, (4)University of Colorado at Boulder, Boulder, CO, United States, (5)National Institute of Standards and Technology Boulder, Electromagnetics Division, Boulder, CO, United States, (6)Orbital Micro Systems, Boulder, CO, United States