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Le jeudi 17 mars 2016 à 10h30

Jan Thoemel, von Karman Institute, Rhode-St.-Genese, Belgium
Titre : Thermosphere Science and Technology Research – the QB50 Project
Quand :Vendredi 18 Mars, 10h30
Lieu : salle de conférence du CPHT ex Lix (Aile 0)

Résumé :

Cubesats have emerged to be recognized as powerful tools for a new class of space missions. They have served many objectives and mostly to educate young space engineers by means of the hands-on design and manufacturing experience. The QB50 project aims at the use of the cubesat concept to further facilitate access to space for the future generations, to conduct unprecedented science, to demonstrate new space technologies and also to provide training to young engineers. To this end, the Project, coordinated by the von Karman Institute, Belgium, has invited universities from all over the world to submit a proposal for a cubesat to be embarked on the mission. Collectively, a scientific mission is carried out. The unified in-situ sensors allow and for a multipoint probing of the Earth’s thermosphere. It is expected that for the first time a differentiation between time and space effects in the upper atmosphere can be made. The research is of growing interest as it relates to space weather science. It is recognized that the society is more and more vulnerable to space weather through its dependence on navigation, communication and power infrastructure. The QB50 Consortium is managing the mission and in particular it develops the deployment system, the common sensors that will be placed on all science satellites, and procures the launch service. In addition, it provides a number of key technologies and services such as an attitude control system and a satellite control software. This presentation introduces to the project, describes the technologies developed and the management approach and summarizes its status.


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Tutelles : CNRS Ecole Polytechnique Sorbonne Université Université Paris Sud Observatoire de Paris Convention : CEA
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