Effect of small satellites' post-mission disposal on sustainable space utilization

Yuya Ariyoshi, Melissa Zemoura, Toshiya Hanada, Satomi Kawamoto

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Abstract

The number of small satellites as those that do not exceed 50kg is rapidly increasing in the low-Earth orbit region. Since the orbital debris mitigation guidelines released by United Nations, Inter-Agency Space Debris Coordination Committee and national space agency does not consider small satellites and typical large satellites separately, small satellites also should conduct post-mission disposal. However most small satellites are launched as piggyback satellites, affordable post-mission disposal of small satellites is different from that of typical large satellites, and this post-mission disposal of small satellites may cause the collisions to other satellites. For developers of small satellites, this paper reviews the effect of small satellites post-mission disposal on sustainable space utilization, which was presented by the authors in previous.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRAST 2015 - Proceedings of 7th International Conference on Recent Advances in Space Technologies
EditorsM. Fevzi Unal, Suleyman Basturk, Okyay Kaynak, Abdurrahman Hacioglu, Fuat Ince
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages783-787
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781467377607
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 17 2015
Event7th International Conference on Recent Advances in Space Technologies, RAST 2015 - Istanbul, Turkey
Duration: Jun 16 2015Jun 19 2015

Publication series

NameRAST 2015 - Proceedings of 7th International Conference on Recent Advances in Space Technologies

Other

Other7th International Conference on Recent Advances in Space Technologies, RAST 2015
CountryTurkey
CityIstanbul
Period6/16/156/19/15

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Aerospace Engineering

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