The Fifth Committee on Space Research (COSPAR) Symposium will be held in Singapore, 16-21 April 2023, and will address the broad topic of “Space Science with Small Satellites”. It will feature plenary lectures as well as parallel sessions and poster sessions.
The fifth edition of the symposium will cover the rapid advances made in the last decade in small, micro, and nano-satellites for space science. In addition, it will cover the emerging space debris issue in Low-Earth Orbit. Another focus area will be capacity building using small satellite technologies and the perspective of emerging space nations such as Singapore.
Space Science with Small Satellites
Small satellites and cubesats have grown in popularity over the last decade as effective tools for space research and technology demonstrations for a variety of applications. The cubesat approach to space missions combined with recent advances in cubesat technologies offer innovative cost-effective and fast turn-around solutions for addressing fundamental scientific questions in Earth remote sensing, space weather studies, Sun-Earth interactions and planetary explorations. Other focus areas include advances in scientific instrumentation for small satellite platforms, the use of distributed platforms for instruments, nano-satellite constellations, quantum computing applications, orbit debris mitigation and using small satellite technologies for space capacity building and innovative ride sharing opportunities for access to space. This symposium will bring together researchers in these various fields for discussion on upcoming missions, emerging technologies and sustainable practices.
In parallel to the Symposium, a COSPAR Capacity Building Workshop on “Small Satellites” will take place during the week preceding the Symposium hosted by the Satellite Research Centre at the Nanyang Technological University. Participants will include students, young professionals and post-docs primarily from Asia-Pacific region and will be selected by application.
Deadline for abstract submission 31 December 2022.