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Grand Challenge: Earth Observation payloads for a small satellite

The Second GRSS Student Grand Challenge: Earth Observation payloads for a small satellite, will allow student teams to take advantage of cutting-edge technological resources at world-class facilities to develop payloads for small satellites. The call for proposals is being announced by IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society (GRSS).

The winning payloads designed in “Earth Observation payloads for a small satellite” challenge will be considered for integration into a CubeSat that will be developed at the National Space Science and Technology Center (NSSTC), Al Ain, United Arab Emirates (UAE) in collaboration with the YahSat Space Lab at Khalifa University, Abu Dhabi, UAE. In addition, the testing facilities at the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) NanoSat Lab (https://nanosatlab.upc.edu/en/facilities) in Barcelona, Spain are also offered free-of-charge during one week to the winning teams.

Call for Proposals-Second GRSS Student Grand Challenge

Funding granted for Grand Challenge Earth Observation payloads for a small satellite
A CubeSat Satellite (Source: https://w.url.cn/s/A5xDp8G)

Extended deadline: Sept 30, 2019

US$15000/year for up to two years

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Schedule: Earth Observation payloads for a small satellite

A tentative schedule for developing Earth Observation payloads for a small satellite; the full satellite development integrating the payload development and integration is as follows:

  • July, 2019: Launch of the Competition
  • September 30, 2019: Applications deadline
  • October 15, 2019: Announcement of Winners
  • November 4-6, 2019: Mission Concept Review and Presentation of winning ideas at IEEE Young Professionals in Space Workshop in Dubai, UAE.
  • July, 2020: Preliminary Design Review and Payload Breadboard Model Demonstration
  • December, 2020: Critical Design Review and Payload Qualification Review including verification
  • of interfaces between the satellite bus and the payload.
  • July, 2021: Flight Model Readiness Review
  • October, 2021: Pre-shipment Review
  • December, 2021 – March, 2022: Launch

For more details about this competition, please click here

Official Announcement on GRSS-IEEE Website

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Muhammad Kamran

Hi, I am a professional Geoinformatics Engineer who has passion for knowing more and more about Geospatial technologies. My particular areas of interest are Spatial Databases, Remote Sensing, and Geospatial Analytics. In addition, I am a strong proponent of free and open-source GIS, Volunteer Geographic Information (VGI), and open geo-data such as OSM.

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