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Monday, September 22


Student Workshop "How to develop a successful CubeSat mission?"


10:15   Bus from Tartu, Vanemuise parking place (Ülikooli Str) to Tõravere

11:00 - 11:30


11:30 - 13:00

Workshop session 1: Nanosatellite system engineering

13.00 - 14:30Lunch
14:30 - 16.30

Workshop session 2: Nanosatellite missions

16:30 - 17:00Break
17:00 - 18:00

Workshop session 3: Lessons learned from ESTCube-1 mission


Andris Slavinskis, Tartu Observatory, ESTCube-1 attitude determination and camera system flight results (pdf)
Authors: H. Ehrpais, H. Kuuste, I. Sünter, J. Viru, J. Kütt, E. Kulu, M. Noorma            


Hendrik Ehrpais, Tartu Observatory, ESTCube-1 attitude control (pdf)

18:00 - 21:00

Evening programme: dinner, excursions, watching stars in Tõravere

 21:00 Transport back to Tartu


 Tuesday, Sept 23

Tartu Conference on Space Science and Technology


 8:30Bus from Tartu, Vanemuise parking place (Ülikooli Str) to Tõravere
9:00 - 10:00Registration, welcome coffee
10:00 – 11:45

Opening session. Moderator Anu Reinart, Tartu Observatory

10:15Pekka Janhunen, Finnish Meteorological Institute/Univ. of Tartu 
Space exploration with electric solar wind sail (pdf)

Mart Noorma, Tartu Observatory/Univ. of Tartu
ESTCube-1 mission results (pdf)

11:15Laurynas Maciulis, Vilnius University
LituanicaSAT-1: lessons learned from the first Lithuanian cubesat mission (pdf)
Authors: L. Maciulis, V. Buzas, L. Bukauskas, M. Dvareckas, Z. Batisa, Z. Atkociunas
11:45 - 12:45Lunch
12:45 - 14:45

Session 1: Nanosatellite technology. Moderator Māris Ēlerts, Ventspils University College

12:45Nickolay Ivchenko, KTH, Small Explorer for Advanced Missions (pdf)
13:05Vidmantas Tomkus, Space Science and Technology Institute
Analysis of the Impact of Deployable Structures on LitSat-1 Passive Attitude Control 
Authors: V.Tomkus, D. Brucas, D. Gailius , P. Kuzas, A. Karpavicius, A. Vilkauskas
13:25Hannu Leppinen, Aalto University
Combining rapid development and ECSS standards: on-board computer development for the ICEYE mission (pdf)
Authors: H. Leppinen, H. Forstén, H. Sanmark, T. Tikka, A. Kestilä, J. Praks
13:45Riccardo Mantellato, CISAS "Giuseppe Colombo", University of Padova
CubeSat mission concept for tethered electromagnetic docking demonstration (pdf)
Authors: L. Olivieri, R. Mantellato, F. Branz, F. Sansone, A. Cavinato, M. Gaino, D. Petrillo, A. Francesconi, E. C. Lorenzini
14.05Pietro Motta, Universitą di Catania
Benefits of nanosatellite network for smart metering technological infrastructure in wide areas (pdf)
Authors: P. Motta, A. Castiglione, E. Catania, E. Guardo, A. La Corte, S. Pagano
14:25Paul Liias, pl Space CEO
New CubeSat Structure and Mechanics Product Family (pdf)
Authors: P. Liias, E. Kulu 
14:45 - 15:15Coffee break
15:15 - 17:35

 Session 2: Space technology. Moderator Riho Vendt, Tartu Observatory

15:15Marcis Bleiders. Ventspils International Radio Astronomy Center of Ventspils University College
Satellite ground station potential of VIRAC RT-32 and RT-16 antennas
Authors: M. Bleiders, J. Trokss
15:35Dmitrijs Bezrukovs, Ventspils International Radio Astronomy Center of Ventspils University College
Microwave Spectral Polarimetric  Observations of the Sun in Ventspils: Progress Report
Authors: D. Bezrukovs, B. Ryabovs

Aleksejs Skorodumovs, Ventspils International Radio Astronomy Center of Ventspils University College

NI5640R Based Receiver for RT-16 (pdf)

16:15Sabine Upnere, Ventspils University College
Pointing of large antennas, route planning and control algorithms 
Authors: N. Jekabsons, U. Locans, K. Skirmante, S. Upnere

Gatis Gaigals, Ventspils University College

Compressive sampling technique for limited link budget communication channel implementation (pdf)
Authors: G. Gaigals, M. Greitans, A. Andziulis

16:55Roberts Trops, Ventspils University College
Concept of the reconfigurable communication subsystem for custom modulation technique experiments with CubeSats 
(pdf) Authors: G. Gaigals, E. Briede, J. Sate, R. Trops

 Janis Dalbins, Ventspils University College
Development of data compression block, using Huffman coding 

Authors: J. Dalbins, G. Gaigals

17:45Bus from Tõravere to Tartu
19:00 - 21:00

Dinner in Cafe Werner, Ülikooli 11, Tartu


Wednesday, Sept 24    


Tartu Conference on Space Science and Technology. ESA Workshop


  8:30 Bus from Tartu, Vanemuise parking place (Ülikooli Str) to Tõravere
9:00 – 11:00

Session 3: Future of Nanosatellite Technology. Moderator Mart Noorma, Tartu Observatory

9:00 Tor-Arne Grönland, Nanospace, Roadmapping of future nanosatellite missions
9:30 Volker Schumacher, OHB, Nanosatellite Applications and Link to Space Policy (pdf)
10:00 Jens Dalsgaard Nielsen, Aalborg University, Best practices of Studentspace at Aalborg (pdf)
10:30 Jaan Praks, Aalto University, Nanosatellites and space education in Finland (pdf)
11:00 – 11:30 Coffee break
11:30 – 13:30

 Workshop:  ESA Science & Technology Programmes, User-Experience (Finland)

11:30 Marcos Bavdaz, the Directorate of Science and Robotic Exploration, ESTEC/ESA
The ESA Science Programme and Associated technology preparation 

Eike Kircher, the Directorate of Technical and Quality Management, ESTEC/ESA

The Basic Technology Research Programme (pdf)


Heiki Sipilä, Finnish space pioneer, involved in many ESA technology projects, sales to NASA etc.

Experience of a new Member State within ESA S&T programmes 

13:00 Panel discussion. Panelists: Marcos Bavdaz, Eike Kircher, Heiki Sipilä, Mart Noorma
13:30 – 13:45

Conclusions, closing ceremony

13:45 - 14:30 Lunch (after lunch at 14:30 bus from Tõravere to Tartu)
14:30 – 16:30

Technical workshop: technology and applications in ESA optional programmes (by invitations only)