In the Microsatellite Laboratory of the University of Bologna a project was started in 2003, aimed at the development of a multipurpose microsatellite platform named ALMASat. The launch onto orbit of the first prototype ALMASat-1 is currently foreseen by the end of 2008. One of the natural applications of the modular ALMASat platform is in the field of space-based Earth observation. At this aim, a spin-off company named ALMASpace was established in 2006, with the goal of designing and demonstrating the feasibility of a low-cost Earth observation mission based on the technological achievements obtained by the ALMASat project. This paper summarizes the main characteristics of the ALMASat-1 spacecraft and describes the current status of the design and development of the ALMASat-EO (Earth Observation) spacecraft bus and optical payload whose launch into orbit is currently scheduled at the end of 2010.

A low-cost microsatellite platform for multispectral Earth observation

GRAZIANI, ALBERTO;MELEGA, NICOLA;TORTORA, PAOLO
2007

Abstract

In the Microsatellite Laboratory of the University of Bologna a project was started in 2003, aimed at the development of a multipurpose microsatellite platform named ALMASat. The launch onto orbit of the first prototype ALMASat-1 is currently foreseen by the end of 2008. One of the natural applications of the modular ALMASat platform is in the field of space-based Earth observation. At this aim, a spin-off company named ALMASpace was established in 2006, with the goal of designing and demonstrating the feasibility of a low-cost Earth observation mission based on the technological achievements obtained by the ALMASat project. This paper summarizes the main characteristics of the ALMASat-1 spacecraft and describes the current status of the design and development of the ALMASat-EO (Earth Observation) spacecraft bus and optical payload whose launch into orbit is currently scheduled at the end of 2010.
Proceeding of the 6th IAA Symposium on Small Satellites For Earth Observation
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A. Graziani; N. Melega; P. Tortora
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