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Session VII: Spacecraft Systems

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The EXPRESSO (EXpérimentations et PRojets Etudiants dans le domaine des SystèmeS Orbitaux) is a French acronym for a CNES (French Space Agency) initiative that aim at fostering networks of universities, laboratories and industries in the field of orbital systems. This program, started in 2006, strives to serve as an educational platform, promoting space and science and attempting to involve students in all aspects of a project from project management to “hands-on” development. The first call of ideas EXPRESSO (2006) has permit to select three projects among witch we have a cubesat for the validation of laboratory test methodologies for bipolar technologies, named ROBUSTA leaded by University of Montpellier (South of France). Today, ROBUSTA is on the way to be ready for launch and it is already a real success on pedagogic point on view (see article SSC09 -XII-10). It’s launch foreseen by VEGA launcher and the operational data collection are awaited to complete this success on scientific point of view. Therefore, CNES has decided to continue the experience with a future more ambitious initiative named RISTRETTO in the frame of EXPRESSO program. This paper presents the CNES internal studies on-going on technical and programmatic feasibility of the RISTRETTO concept

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RISTRETTO : A French Space Agency Initiative for Student Satellite in Open Source and International Cooperation

The EXPRESSO (EXpérimentations et PRojets Etudiants dans le domaine des SystèmeS Orbitaux) is a French acronym for a CNES (French Space Agency) initiative that aim at fostering networks of universities, laboratories and industries in the field of orbital systems. This program, started in 2006, strives to serve as an educational platform, promoting space and science and attempting to involve students in all aspects of a project from project management to “hands-on” development. The first call of ideas EXPRESSO (2006) has permit to select three projects among witch we have a cubesat for the validation of laboratory test methodologies for bipolar technologies, named ROBUSTA leaded by University of Montpellier (South of France). Today, ROBUSTA is on the way to be ready for launch and it is already a real success on pedagogic point on view (see article SSC09 -XII-10). It’s launch foreseen by VEGA launcher and the operational data collection are awaited to complete this success on scientific point of view. Therefore, CNES has decided to continue the experience with a future more ambitious initiative named RISTRETTO in the frame of EXPRESSO program. This paper presents the CNES internal studies on-going on technical and programmatic feasibility of the RISTRETTO concept