Operational Use of Small Satellites for the Canadian Armed Forces

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Authors
  1. Gavigan, P.
Corporate Authors
Defence Research and Development Canada, Ottawa Research Centre, Ottawa ON (CAN)
Abstract
The boundary between research and militarily operational space systems can be somewhat blurry and there are barriers that inhibit transitions from one to the other. Examples of these barriers include issues related to reliability, security and business models. This paper will discuss this boundary and the accompanying barriers from the point of view of small space systems. This paper uses experiences from the development of Canada's Near-Earth Object Surveillance Satellite (NEOSSat) and Maritime Monitoring and Messaging Micro-Satellite (M3MSat) microsatellites to inform this discussion.
Keywords
small satellites;operational missions;research and development;spacecraft development
Report Number
DRDC-RDDC-2015-N020 — External Literature
Date of publication
01 Oct 2014
Number of Pages
10
DSTKIM No
CA041537
CANDIS No
802707
Format(s):
Electronic Document(PDF)

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