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Many satellites comprise a single large platform, including a set of self-contained subsystems to deliver power, communications and payload functions. In contrast Distributed Space Systems may comprise multiple satellites which are networked together to deliver new or enhanced services.
For example, single geostationary satellites can deliver high bandwidth communication services across a wide geographical region. However, constellations of small satellites in lower orbits can deliver a global network of communications services; although there is trade-off between the better performance of large platforms and the enhanced coverage of multiple small platforms.
This concept can be taken further with multiple disaggregated platforms orbiting in close formation, each hosting a different sensor, or even subsystem. There is also a broad range of scales, from constellations of tens of small satellites to clouds of thousands of femtosatellite sensor nodes.
This webinar will present a number of concepts for Distributed Space Systems and a panel will discuss and debate the opportunities and challenges of such concepts to enable new satellite applications. Participants are then invited to pitch a single slide concept for distributed space systems for discussion and debate.
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