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SH-SSP17 defends the importance of small satellites for emerging countries

On 10 February, 39 new alumni joined the other 4200 ISU alumni after completing the Southern Hemisphere Space Studies Program 2017 (SH-SSP17) in Adelaide, Australia. The day before, they had presented their collective work called "Small Sats, Big Shift”.

Thanks to the wider geographical variety of the participants, a compilation of examples were given in the report, such as applications in Mexico, and on disaster management in Indonesia.

The presentation mode chosen was very original, as can be seen on the video below:

The presentation room was oval in shape with an empty area in the middle and three rows of seats and tables rising above. The presenters sat in the Eastern side of the room, with white desk labels in front of them. Facing inwards the labels had the student's name. Facing outwards were the names of their mission control positions, such as Guidance, Attitude Control, Trajectory, Flight Operations, Thermal, Orbital Operations, Ground Control, Flight Director, Propulsion, Communications, Re-entry and Payload.

An interesting feature of the work was the combination of the report with an experiment with High two Altitude Balloons (see some of the treated results below).

 balloon data


The success of SH-SSP is now obvious, and the UniSA's Pro-vicechancellor Simon Beecham said during his closing speech that he was very much looking forward to the signature of a multi-year agreement with the International Space University in the coming months.


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