Tech Track Paper Archive

Tech Track Papers Archive

2018: Thinking About the Future

Elisabeth Paté-Cornell
Quantitative analysis cyber risk, based on the probability and consequences of different types of attacks, allows rational allocation of risk management resources. READ MORE »
Les Spain, James Gundy, Allan Weiner
Previous satellite ground architectures were custom designed for each satellite system.  This methodology is typically called stove-piped architecture.  Although there may have been valid reasons in the past for custom design of every satellite ground system, the newer trend is to design enterprise ground services (EGS), resulting in a common services infrastructure.    READ MORE »
Anita Bernie
Small satellites have become attractive tools for diverse space mission applications. Groups of small satellites are well placed to address applications that require global coverage or high temporal resolution, which cannot be achieved with an individual satellite. CubeSat standard formats and interfaces have made it easier to develop small spacecraft, and encouraged the creation of an ecosystem of companies providing technologies and services. READ MORE »
Ulisses Ortiz
This paper gives insight into what businesses and governments should expect as we enter the age of space commercialization. Because wherever profits are found, taxes are sure to follow! Investors, entrepreneurs and governments should be interested in knowing what the expected after-tax proceeds of investing in space will be. This knowledge helps better assess the risks and rewards of space investments. READ MORE »

2018: Technology Test Updates

Jennifer Blasko
Many considerations go into providing reliable communications to small satellites.  This paper will explore how SSC is optimizing its existing global ground station network to support the unique requirements of small satellites, including the Cyclone Global Navigation Satellite System (CYGNSS) constellation of 8 microsatellites.  SSC has provided the ground network for CYGNSS TT&C operations since the launch of the spacecraft late 2016.   SSC and its READ MORE »