MAESS - Development of a Standardized Modular Platform for Low-Cost Nano and Micro Satellites and Applications to Low-Cost Space Missions and to Galileo
The project aims at developing a standard modular platform for low-cost satellites and the associated technologies, methods, infrastructures and services.
The proposed platform, which shall be composed of a number of pre-assembled and pretested subsystems and the corresponding ground infrastructure and services, should allow wide industrial and academic communities to access the steadily growing space market at a much more affordable cost. Possible mission scenarios will be analyzed, among which: commercial, scientific, environment protection and public safety missions.
The platform will be used as a low cost demonstrator of a novel localization algorithm based on the solution of relativistic equations. The principle, which is well known to the physicists, has never been tested in practice, because of the high development costs of satellites.
This activity aims at developing a fleet of satellites at a very affordable cost, to prove the effectiveness of the considered principle.
Research Projects Supported by Structural and National Funds
Politecnico di Torino
Local SMEs (Neohm Componenti, Spin Electronics, Sky Technology)