About the book
This book presents high quality research and innovation articles to bring a clear insight of the whole value chain of satellite systems: from the design and validation of critical components to its launch, operations and market exploitation of single and multiple satellites together. Space is a multidisciplinary field in which scientists and engineers converge to make feasible its exploitation with satellites to cover a wide range of applications: Earth observation, telecommunications, navigation, geoscience, environmental resources management, and many more.
The exploitation of space for scientific and commercial purposes is boosting the development and spin-in of new technologies, increasing the number of in orbit missions and experiments during the last years, especially with small satellites. In order to guarantee the security of other in orbit missions and civilians, reentry and space debris mitigation are topics that must be considered from the conception of the missions.
The studies, analysis and results presented in this book will facilitate the understanding of satellite systems and their applications in our daily life and contributes to the state of the art of satellite technologies and applications. It can be used as a reference for scientific, space engineering and educational purposes.