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Pre-3rd Mission Idea Contest for micro/nano satellite utilization (Pre-MIC3) by Mr Imraan Saloojee

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Mission Idea Contest was launched in 2010 to encourage innovative exploitation of micro/nano-satellites to provide useful capabilities, services.

Mission Idea Contest was launched in 2010 to encourage innovative exploitation of micro/nano-satellites to provide useful capabilities, services.

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  • 1. © 2013 UNISEC. All rights reserved. 1 University of Space Engineering Consortium (UNISEC) Pre-3rd Mission Idea Contest for micro/nano satellite utilization (Pre-MIC3)
  • 2. © 2013 UNISEC. All rights reserved. 2 Outline Background Pre-MIC3 workshop • Overview • Objectives • Process and Timeline • Applications • Satellite Users • Satellite Developers • Seeking Regional Coordinator • Reason of Participation • Contact
  • 3. © 2013 UNISEC. All rights reserved. 3 Background (1) • Mission Idea Contest was launched in 2010 to encourage innovative exploitation of micro/nano-satellites to provide useful capabilities, services. • It provides aerospace engineers, college students, consultants, and anybody interested in space with opportunities to present their creative ideas and gain international attention. MIC2 final presentation, Oct. 10, 2012, Nagoya, Japan
  • 4. © 2013 UNISEC. All rights reserved. 4 Background(2): Lessons learnt Two MICs were successfully organized in Japan in 2011 & 2012. • Results – Potential utilizations of micro/nano-satellites were provided in the large number of submitted proposals ( regarding the resolution of local and global problems. • MIC1: 62 applications from 24 countries • MIC2:72 applications from 31 countries • Difficulties – To realize the mission ideas due to a lack of resources and capabilities – To formulate ideas for people with little or no background in space engineering, but with good knowledge of other fields • New approach => Pre-MIC3 workshop – Match making between Users and Satellite developers
  • 5. © 2013 UNISEC. All rights reserved. 5 Call for Proposal Pre-3rd Mission Idea Contest workshop for Micro/Nano Satellites utilization
  • 6. © 2013 UNISEC. All rights reserved. 6 Pre-MIC3 Workshop Overview • Match-making event for potential satellite users who are looking for solutions and satellite developers who can engineer the user’s idea. – Target satellite(s): weighing less than 50 kg • The formed team (user + developer) will be encouraged to apply for MIC3 • Date: during the 1st UNISEC Global Meeting scheduled in Nov 23-24, 2013 • Venue: University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan • Organizer: University Space Engineering Consortium (UNISEC) • Sponsor: Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST), Mitsubishi UFJ Foundation, UNOOSA-BSTI
  • 7. © 2013 UNISEC. All rights reserved. 7 Objectives • To assist potential applicants in improving the quality of their mission ideas, which are expected to be submitted to MIC3. – the Pre-MIC3 workshop will provide an opportunity for selected users, who do not yet have space engineering background, to present their ideas. The satellite developers or engineers will aid them in translating these ideas into engineered satellite missions. • To increase the probability of realization of the mission by facilitating international collaborations between users and engineers. Pre-MIC3 workshop will provide an opportunity for international experts and potential applicants to exchange opinions and advice to facilitate the match-making process.
  • 8. © 2013 UNISEC. All rights reserved. 8 Process and Timeline Presentation in Tokyo at Pre-MIC3 workshop in November 23-24, 2013 (Full or partial funding supports will be provided) Matching by selection committee Notification of Acceptance for both user and developer on September 30, 2013 Application Submission for Developers : Deadline August 31, 2013 Each developer has to indicate three preference ideas Application Submission for Users : Deadline August 20, 2013 Each user has to submit application. Short abstract will be presented on the website
  • 9. © 2013 UNISEC. All rights reserved. 9 Application (User) • Abstract – Two A4 pages – Deadline: August 20, 2013 – Electronic submission (website will be completed soon) • Notification of acceptance: September 30, 2013 • The successful applicants are required to give 15- 20-minute presentations at the workshop in November 23-24, 2013.
  • 10. © 2013 UNISEC. All rights reserved. 10 Application (Developer) • Application – Research & Development Record – Preference ideas submitted by the user(s) – Two Recommendation letters – Deadline: August 31, 2013. • The successful applicants are also requested to give no longer than 12 minutes presentations at the workshop in November 23-24, 2013.
  • 11. © 2013 UNISEC. All rights reserved. 11 Seeking Regional Coordinators for Pre-MIC3 and MIC3 – Possible advice to satellite users and developers in your region and beyond – Coordinating functions between the above two within your capacity – Possible approach to policy makers and business people in your region for the realization of satellite mission ideas with an implication of contributing to a better future of your society or country – Consultation with MIC Office about the most effective ways of applying for the pre-MIC3, and for the MIC3 to be held in 2014 (e.g. organizing a regional seminar, using a space event in your region or disseminating information through existing network) – Facilitating applications for the pre-MIC3 as satellite users or satellite developers in your region.
  • 12. © 2013 UNISEC. All rights reserved. 12 MIC Regional Coordinators (as of October, 2012) Fernando Stancato University of São Paulo, Brazil Esaú Vicente Vivas Instituto de Ingeniería, UNAM, Mexico Jordi Puig- Suari, Cal Poly, USA Mohammed Khalil Ibrahim Cairo University, Egypt Faith Njoki Karanja University of Nairobi, Kenya Low Kay Soon Nanyang Technological University, Singapore Fernando Aguado-Agelet Univ of Vigo, Spain Hyo choong Bang KAIST, Korea Marco Schmit Würzburg University, Germany Robert van Zyl Capetown Peninsura univ South Africa Andrés J. Arenas Unefa, Venezuela Pham Anh Tuan, VAST, Vietnam Seiko Shirasaka, Keio Univ, Japan Vidmantas Tomkus, Lithuania Hector Bedon, UNI, Peru Rustem Aslan, ITU, Turkey Tsolmon Renchin, National Univ of Mongolia Regina Lee, York Univ, Canada Jyh-Ching Juang, Cheng Kung Univ Jose Edgardo Aban, Universiti Brunei Darussalam, Brunnei Kamel Besbes Monastir, Tunisia Willy Cabañas Guatemala Naomi Mathers The Australian National University, Australia Cem Ozan Asma The von Karman Institute Belgium Sotir Sotirov Burgas Univ, CASTRA, Burgaria Nnadih S. Ogechukwu ARCSSTE-E Nigeria Igor V. Belokonov Samara State Aerospace University, Russia Sawat Tantiphanwadi NSTDA Thailand Velibor Vukasinovic UVIS, Serbia Tarek Islam BUET, Bangladesh Ariel Blanco The Univ of Philippines Smita Francis, Polytechnic of Namibia, Namibia Manfred Quarshie KNUST & ANUC, Ghana
  • 13. © 2013 UNISEC. All rights reserved. 13 Global Network:MIC Regional Coordinator (33 regions, participants in CanSat leader training program from 21 regions) : CLTP participant : MIC coordinator
  • 14. © 2013 UNISEC. All rights reserved. 14 Concept of Pre MIC3 workshop Users Satellite Developers Satellite Mission Idea Match Making
  • 15. © 2013 UNISEC. All rights reserved. 15 MIC1 MIC2 MIC3 Pre MIC3 Satellite mass < 15 kg <50 kg <50 kg <50 kg Number of satellites 2 or more than 2 (constellations only) 1 or more than 1 (no requirement for constellations) Same as MIC2 Same as MIC2 Category Only 1 category: Mission idea for nano-satellite constellation 2 categories: 1) Mission idea and satellite design 2) Mission idea and business model TBD Users Developers Comparison of MIC1,2,3 and Pre-MIC3
  • 16. © 2013 UNISEC. All rights reserved. 16 Reason for participation • Successful applicants will be invited to present in Tokyo at the 1st UNISEC Global Meeting which will be held in Nov.23-24. They also will be invited to the 5th Nano-satellite symposium if wish. (with full or partial travel funding support) • User applicants can find satellite developers who can engineer their idea with micro/nano satellites. • Developer applicants can help others with their technical skills and knowledge. • High visibility for your ideas and the potential for future collaboration and support
  • 17. © 2013 UNISEC. All rights reserved. 17 MIC Office info@spacemic.net c/o UNISEC Office 2-3-2 Yayoi, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo, 113-0032, Japan Tel: +81-3-5800-6645 http://www.spacemic.net Contact