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Satellites and Innovative Technology

Jonathan Becedas

Elecnor Deimos Satellite Systems


Satellites Market Satellite Constellations Formation Flying Distributed Systems Minisatellites Microsatellites IOD and IOV opportunities Suborbital experimentation Space Debris Mitigation Reentry Design for Demise Orbits and Operations

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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. 

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Book initiated and editor appointed

Date completed: August 27th 2019

Applications to edit the book are assessed and a suitable editor is selected, at which point the process begins.

Chapter proposals submitted and reviewed

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Deadline for full chapters: November 16th 2019

Once approved by the academic editor and publishing review team, chapters are written and submitted according to pre-agreed parameters

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Review results due: February 4th 2020

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Expected publication date: April 4th 2020

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About the editor

Jonathan Becedas

Elecnor Deimos Satellite Systems

Dr. Jonathan Becedas is an Electrical Engineer and Industrial Engineer graduated with honours. He holds a Master in Research and a PhD in Mechatronics by the University of Castilla-La Mancha (UCLM), Spain. He is author of near 100 fully refereed scientific papers and has participated in over 20 competitive research projects, many of them for NASA, ESA and the European Commission. He held a position of Researcher and Associate Profesor at the University of Castilla-La Mancha (Spain) from 2002 until 2009 and was a Research Associate at the University of Leicester (United Kingdom) from 2009 until 2011. He was head of the Robotics Department in Ixion Industry and Aerospace from 2011 until 2013. In that year he joined Elecnor Deimos Satellite Systems as Research Manager. He is currently R&D Manager and Head of the Projects Department in Elecnor Deimos Satellite Systems, where he coordinates R&D projects and satellite missions.

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