Fourth International FSS Workshop

The ONION team to participate in the Fourth International Federated and Fractionated Satellite Systems Workshop,

October 10-11, 2016
Sapienza University. Rome – Italy

  • ONION artist's impression (source: Thales Alenia Space)
Event date: 
10/10/2016 to 10/11/2016

Federated satellite systems are a new concept in space systems design that aims to create a commercial cloud-computing environment to enable sharing and trading of in-space resources between spacecraft. Federated satellites exchange resources such as link capacity, processing capability and storage capacity. This exchange improves the efficiency utilisation of spacecraft resources and makes use of unallocated resource margins of participating missions. In a commercial perspective, the federated satellite systems concept allows the creation of new markets of in-space resources, among other benefits in spacecraft cost, performance, and reliability. Researchers started to explore benefits and costs of a federated approach to spacecraft design, and several research avenues have just started opening in this field.

This workshop aims to forge links to create a multidisciplinary and international research and industrial community that will follow novel approaches to innovate the way in which spacecraft missions are conceived, designed, implemented, and operated. It is through this process that we will create transformational new space science and technology.

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