In September 2013, the private company Skybox Imaging will launch the first of 24 low-cost satellites into space with the potential of enabling first responders to see hourly snapshots of disaster-stricken areas, that could help identify which roads have collapsed after an earthquake or how quickly a forest fire is spreading.
This is event is available for participation on an ongoing basis
In small satellites, payloads with a mass of just a few kilograms, are able to perform measurements that were done with tens of kilograms a few years ago. The fast and cheap development of microsatellites also makes them a suitable platform for technology evaluation and provides opportunities to test new systems in space with low cost, less risk and short time.
The course is aimed for decision makers, senior space technologists, managers, researchers and professionals in the fields of space technology.
Others that will find the course very useful include academic institutions, space agencies, and institutions responsible for regional capacity building in the use of space based technology.
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Proficiency in written and spoken English is most essential.
The candidates are expected to make their own arrangements for all expenses.
Indian Institute of Remote Sensing (IIRS), Dehradun
Centre for Space Science and Technology Education in Asia and the Pacific (CSSTEAP)
Two small disaster monitoring satellites, launched in 2008, have allowed China to more rapidly monitor natural disasters with greater range, said the National Commission for Disaster Reduction Tuesday. Since the two satellites were put into operation in November 2008, they have provided government agencies with disaster information three to six times faster than previously, said a statement from the commission office.
The space technology and broadcast market is currently undergoing a major transformation as small satellites take on most of the capacity and functions of larger ones, including earth observation and imaging, a space technology forum heard in the capital yesterday.