Micro-satellite Development and Utilization for Earth Observation
|Universidade de São Paulo|
Date / Time
November 11 (Mon.) 14:30-18:00 and November 12 (Tue.) Morning -17:00
Amphitheater Prof. Paulo Ribeiro de Arruda, Electrical Engineering Building, Escola Politécnica, Universidade de São Paulo
Contact / Registration
Contact Dr. Nilton Itiro Morimoto (email@example.com)
*Activity in UTokyo
The University of Tokyo has developed Micro/Nano-satellites (less than 50kg) and have already launched two 1kg satellites, which are the smallest in the world, and an 8kg earth observation satellite, which has a resolution of 30m on the ground surface. We have also completed the development of an 35kg astronomical observation satellite.
This project is funded by the FIRST program of Japanese Cabinet's Office since 2010. The project's aim is to integrate researches on the architecture of Micro/Nano-satellites, component technology, development method, ground infrastructure such as ground station and experimental equipment, new usage, etc. In collaboration with many universities and corporations, we have realized the implementation of Micro/Nano-satellites and will be launching 3 earth observation satellites in 2013 to 2014.
UTokyo run UNIFORM program in collaboration with Wakayama University. This is a program to support to develop the capability of other countries building Micro/Nano-satellites, and funded by Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT). We will discuss the possibility of Brazilian engineers and students participating in the program.
*Aim of this workshop
Brazil which has a large landmass has needs of earth observation satellites to monitor forests and agricultural areas as well as disasters such as floods and wildfires. Furthermore, it is thought that national institutes including some universities are looking to increase their capability of developing their own satellites.
Therefore, in this session, we would like to focus on the subject of earth observation and discuss the possibility of the usage of Micro/Nano-satellites and topics of efficient monitoring. If possible, we would like to proceed to make several plans for joint observations.
|14:30||Micro/nano/pico-satellite Activities in Japan and Their Practical Applications - University of Tokyo, Professor Shinichi NAKASUKA|
|15:10||The Collaboration of Space Education and Capacity Building between Brazil and Japan - Wakayama University, Professor Hiroaki AKIYAMA|
|15:30||Introduction to Micro-satellite Capacity Building, "UNIFORM Project" - Next-generation Space System Technology Research Association (NESTRA) - Eriko YAMAMOTO|
|16:30||Pico satellites activities at USP – Universidade de São Paulo –Dr. Nilton Morimoto|
|16:50||ITASAT project activities – ITA – Lidia Hissae Shibuya|
|17:10||Test and Integration Lab – INPE – Dr. Geilson Loureiro|
|17:30||Discussion concerning collaboration possibilities between Brazil and Japan|
|Morning||Visit to main R&D Labs at USP
Clean room and ground station labs – LSI/PSI/EPUSP
SMT (Surface Mounting Technology) Lab – LSI/PSI/EPUSP
TPN Lab – PNV/EPUSP
|13:30||Brazilian Space Agency plans for small satellites – AEB - Dr. Carlos Alberto Gurgel Veras|
|14:00||14-BiSat project and QB-50 initiative – UFF - Prof. Cedric Salotto Cordeiro|
|14:30||CONASAT – Nanosatelites constellation project – INPE Natal - Prof. Manoel Mafra de Carvalho|
|15:00||Education action to promote satellites technologies – CGE – Dr. Jackson Maia|
|16:00||Discussion concerning collaboration possibilities between Brazil and Japan|
|Shinichi Nakasuka||Professor, School of Engineering, UTokyo|
|Hiroaki Akiyama||Professor, Institute for Education on Space, Wakayama University|
|Eriko Yamamoto||Researcher, Next-generation Space systems Technology Research Association|
|Nilton Itiro Morimoto||Professor, USP|
|Lidia Hissae Shibuya||ITA|
|Geilson Loureiro||Doctor, INPE|
|Carlos Alberto Gurgel Veras||AEB|
|Cedric Salotto Cordeiro||Professor, UFF|