- Posted by doEEEt Media Group
- On August 1, 2023
The emergence of low-cost Nano and Micro Satellites has reduced barriers to space and allowed an increase of technological initiatives.
The development of CubeSat has been mainly driven by limited budgets and restrictions on personal resources and thus requires, along with a different engineering approach, extensive use of COTS electronics since typical space-qualified EEE components are no longer attractive due to their extremely high costs, long lead times, and low-performance flexibility.
The Italian Space Agency has recently launched ALCOR, a program dedicated to innovative Nano Satellite missions and technologies, working as an incubator at the national level.
The COTS selection & testing approach proposed aims to minimize the most relevant risks related to using COTS in Space and maximize the success rate of the missions.
Within the frame of the «EEE surveillance» contract, ASI is developing and maintaining an EEE Parts DATABASE for Smallsats that allows the extraction of several PPL (Preferred Part list) corresponding to the different quality levels to support Customers and Users for Parts selection, procurement, and tests to be performed.
Afterwards, the purpose will also include the information on EEE parts selected and applied for all 20 missions of the ALCOR program to capitalize on the earned experience for future usage in space projects.
Speakers: Cinzia Altarozzi
Cinzia Altarozzi: Product Assurance Manager of many institutional projects of the Italian Space Agency (ASI) and payload for international NASA and ESA, such as PLATiNO, Licia Cube, Metis, and Euclid. Provides technical and quality support to industries collaborating for ASI. Participate and organize Parts Control Board and Review Board meetings as customers with the support of the Eclipse tool.
Silvia Natalucci (Micro and Nanosat Department, ASI), email@example.com
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