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    Computer Science VIII - Aerospace Information Technology


    Exploration with Small Satellites

    Visualisation of a nanosatellite during an extraterrestrial mission in the vicinity of the moon. (Image: Hakan Kayal / Universität Würzburg)

    SATEX is a study on the use of small satellites in extraterrestrial missions. The aim is to identify, from the user's point of view, possible key areas for the use of small satellite missions in extraterrestrial applications. In addition, the technical possibilities in the national, European and international context will be identified in order to assess the feasibility of scientific missions with small satellites. The results will help to prioritise the activities by providing an evaluated database. Concrete proposals for potential national missions will be developed in a second step. The study is conducted at the Astronautics Chair's Interdisciplinary Centre for Extraterrestrials (IFEX).

    Project start: 01.10.2022

    End: 30 April 2024

    KFZ: 50OO2222


    Prof. Dr.-Ing. Hakan Kayal

    Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg
    Chair of Computer Science VIII
    Emil-Fischer-Str. 32, Room 3.202, 3rd floor, left side
    Campus Hubland Nord
    D-97074 Würzburg 

    Phone +49-931-31-86649
    Fax +49-931-31-81368
    E-Mail: hakan.kayal@uni-wuerzburg.de


    Conference papers, Proceedings


    • H. Kayal, E. Borschinsky, J. Männel, T. Neumann, C. Riegler, "Kleinsatelliten in der Extraterrestrik: Stand, Bedeutung und Perspektiven", in Kleinsatellitenkonferenz, Nov. 2023, Berlin

    • J. Männel, E. Borschinsky, H. Kayal, T. Neumann, C. Riegler "What can you do with a CubeSat in Deep Space? A Systematic Survey on Opportunities and Key Technologies for Extraterrestrial Small Satellites", in 16th Pico- and Nano-Satellite Workshop, Sep 27-28, 2023, Würzburg, Germany

    • T. Neumann, E. Borschinsky, H. Kayal, J. Männel, C. Riegler, "Kleinsatellitentechnologien zur Beantwortung wissenschaftlicher Fragen in der Extraterrestrik", in Deutscher Luft- und Raumfahrtkongress, Stuttgart,Sep. 2023

    • J. Männel, E. Borschinsky, H. Kayal, T. Neumann, C. Riegler, "Trends und Forschungswünsche in der Extraterrestrik und Ideen für eine nationale Kleinsatellitenmission: Analyse einer Umfrage unter Wissenschaftlern in Deutschland im Rahmen des Satexprojekts", in Deutscher Luft- und Raumfahrtkongress, Stuttgart, Sep. 2023