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Technical Session IV: Demand Side Visionaries

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Abstract

The DoD Operationally Responsive Space Office is currently pursuing several initiatives involving small satellites (<500 kg) to meet combatant commander needs. This paper examines specific technical rationales for why even smaller satellites (1-200 kg) will be necessary if operational responsiveness similar to current aircraft operations is to be achieved--fundamentally changing the concept of space system operations from today's approach.

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Aug 10th, 11:15 AM

SMALLER is Better: Technical Considerations for Operationally Responsive Space

The DoD Operationally Responsive Space Office is currently pursuing several initiatives involving small satellites (<500 >kg) to meet combatant commander needs. This paper examines specific technical rationales for why even smaller satellites (1-200 kg) will be necessary if operational responsiveness similar to current aircraft operations is to be achieved--fundamentally changing the concept of space system operations from today's approach.