Today satellites perform functions that are taken for granted. It seems sufficient to think about international telecommunications, navigation, weather forecasts and earth monitoring.
Until a few years ago, large and expensive satellites, operated by government agencies, performed all of these functions.
Recently, the same functions performed by a 5 ton satellite at a cost of hundreds of millions of dollars and several years of development, can be effected by specialized small satellites of some tens of kilograms, even developed in one year and with a cost of few millions dollars.
The main benefits of this trend center around the cost, the replacement technology, the quicker data update and, above all, the possibility for other opportunities to look out into space and use it.
In this panel session we will look into how data from satellite constellations is accessed, processed and delivered.
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