The pre-4th Mission Idea Contest

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August 16, 2015
The presentations of the Pre-4th Mission Idea Contest are available online.
Mission Propsers
Resource Providers


July 15, 2015
The 4th Mission Idea Contest will be held on 17-23 October 2016 at Istanbul Technical University, Istanbul, Turkey.


July 10, 2015
The Pre-4th MIC Workshop has been successfully completed.

Ertan Umit (von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics, Belgium) won the Best Proposal Award.


June 15, 2015
The profiles of the resource providers are now available.


May 5, 2015
More resource providers were announced!
(Several organizations and individuals are still under consideration. They will be introduced as soon as we receive their confirmation.)


April 30, 2015
The resource providers were announced!


April 11, 2015
The deadline of application submission for Resource Provider has been postponed to the April 27th, 2015.
Detail
Application Template


March 31, 2015
The oral presenters (Mission Proposers) of the Pre-MIC4 Workshop was announced.


February 23, 2015
Due to several requests from prospective applicants, we would like to extend the deadline of Mission Proposer applications to March 10, 2015


February 12, 2015
Download the meeting brochure (3 MB)
UNISEC-Global Meeting 3


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July 4, 2013

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July 1, 2013
First annoucement of Pre-MIC3
Presentations of pre-proposals for the 3rd Mission Idea Contest (Pre-MIC3) will be held during the UNISEC-Global meeting. Selected speakers will be invited to present their ideas regarding the potential utilization of micro/nano-satellites.
[Guidelines for pre-proposal]


January 6, 2013
A Happy New Year!
The presentations of the MIC2 finalists are available online!


December 2, 2012
The IAA book series Novel Ideas for Nanosatellite Constellation Missions was published (based on the ideas of MIC 1 finalists).


Pre-4th Mission Idea Contest Workshop


Mission Idea Contest 3


Pre-3rd Mission Idea Contest Workshop


Mission Idea Contest 2


Mission Idea Contest 1


Nano-satellite symposium

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Introduction to the Mission Idea Contest

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The Mission Idea Contest (MIC) was established in 2010 to provide aerospace engineers, college students, consultants, and anybody interested in space with opportunities to present their creative ideas and gain attention internationally. The primary goal of MICs is to open a door to a new facet of space exploration and exploitation.

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    Ertan Umit (von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics, Belgium) won the Best Proposal Award.

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    The oral presenters and reviewers for mission proposal at the 4th Pre-MIC workshop

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    Jack Yeh (STEMN) presents as a resource provider at the Pre-MIC4 Workshop

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    The poster presenters and reviewers for mission proposal at the 4th Pre-MIC workshop

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    The resource providers at the 4th Pre-MIC workshop

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    “HORUS constellation - The celestial convoy” presented by Saverio Cambioni and Alice Pellegrino from Sapienza - University of Rome, Italy

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    “Nanosat Constellation for water monitoring system” presented by Sean Tuttle (University of New South Wales Canberra, Australia) on behalf of Issac Kuma Yeboah (SSSRI, Ghana)

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    “Renting Satellite for Space Education Development” presented by Erdenebaatar Dashdondog, Kyutech, Japan

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    “Low-Cost Communication Network for Equatorial Remote Areas” presented by BENDOUKHA Sidi Ahmed and Adelaida C. Duran, Kyutech, Japan

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    Ertan Umit (von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics, Belgium) won the Best Proposal Award.

  • “Newton Small Space Telescope” presented by Joâo Dallamuta (Brazil) and Marcello Valdatta (Italy)

  • Dr. Yamamoto

    MIC Reviewers

  • Dennis Elgaard

    Dennis Elgaard (GOMSpace Aps) presents as a resource provider at the PreMIC4 Workshop

  • Tom Lacey (SSTL) presents as a resource provider at the PreMIC4 Workshop

  • Marcello Valdatta (NPC Spacemind) presents as a resource provider at the PreMIC4 Workshop

  • John Polansky (Kyutech) presents as a resource provider at the PreMIC4 Workshop

  • Steven Engelen (Hyperion Technologies) presents as a resource provider at the PreMIC4 Workshop

  • Shigeki Kuzuoka (Satellite Business Network) presents as a resource provider at the PreMIC4 Workshop

  • Julien Hennequin (Innovative Solutions in Space B.V.) presents as a resource provider at the PreMIC4 Workshop

  • Prof. Hiroshi Kawahara announces a winner at the award ceremony

Presentations

Dr. Nakasuka
Overview of Pre-MIC4

  

Resource Providers

Name Affiliation Profile
Jack Yeh
Dr. Nakasuka
Slides
Movie
STEMN resource provider info
Dennis Elgaard &
Akira Yamamoto

Dr. Nakasuka
Slides
Movie
GomSpace Aps resource provider info
Dr. Sean Tuttle
The University of New South Wales Canberra resource provider info
Roland Coelho Tyvak NanoSatellite Systems Inc.
Marcello Valdatta
Dr. Nakasuka
Slides
Movie
NPC Spacemind resource provider info
Alex da Silva Curiel
Dr. Nakasuka
Slides
Movie
SSTL resource provider info
Mengu Cho and John Polansky
Dr. Nakasuka
Slides
Movie
Centre for Nanosatellite Testing, Kyushu Institute of Technology resource provider info
Steven Engelen
Dr. Nakasuka
Slides
Movie
Hyperion Technologies resource provider info
Shigeki Kuzuoka
Dr. Nakasuka
Slides
Movie
Satellite Business Network resource provider info
Julien Hennequin
Dr. Nakasuka
Slides
Movie
Innovative Solutions In Space B.V. resource provider info

Several organizations and individuals are under consideration. They will be introduced as soon as we receive their confirmation.

Oral Presenters of Pre-4th Mission Idea Contest Workshop
Mission Proposers

Alice Pellegrino
Italy
Dr. Nakasuka
Slides
Movie
HORUS constellation - The celestial convoy
Nowadays small satellites are widely used for Earth Observation applications. CubeSat constellations can improve low-cost environmental monitoring well as track natural disasters with a resolution of few meters and daily revisit capability. more
Erdenebaatar Dashdondog
Japan
Dr. Nakasuka
Slides
Movie
Renting Satellite for Space Education Development
The constraints in satellite development have a lot of influence in developing countries and other non-space faring countries in the world. To increase the access to orbit educational space development and reduction of space debris, a rental satellite for education could provide access to space for many educational institutions with one satellite, one debris.
more
BENDOUKHA Sidi Ahmed
and
Adelaida C. Duran

Japan
Dr. Nakasuka
Slides
Movie
Low-Cost Communication Network for Equatorial Remote Areas
Communication is very crucial for daily life. Networks enable us to communicate with each other, share world and regional news, and notify others about emergency situations. Wired and mobile communications are generally the fastest and easiest mechanisms for these purposes. However, these terrestrial communications have some limitations in terms of coverage.
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Ertan Umit
Belgium
Dr. Nakasuka
Slides
Movie
QARMAN: QB50 QUBESAT FOR AEROTHERMODYNAMIC RESEARCH AND MEASUREMENTS ON ABLATION
QARMAN (Qubesat for Aerothermodynamic Research and Measurements on AblatioN) is a 3U CubeSat designed to collect scientific data during re-entry to Earth atmosphere. QARMAN is a Von Karman Institute (VKI) project, funded by the European Space Agency and developed in cooperation with the University of Liege: it will be launched in 2016 within the QB50 framework.
more
João Dallamuta
Brazil
Dr. Nakasuka
Slides
Movie
Newton Small Space Telescope

Space telescopes are powerful tools for astronomical research, however its cost and complexity restricting its use only for a few space agencies.
more
Sean Tuttle (on behalf of Issac Kuma Yeboah)
Ghana
Dr. Nakasuka
Slides
Movie
Nanosat Constellation for water monitoring system
There are millions of people around the world living in communities near water bodies which serve as a source of generating income, nourishment and lively hood. Yet these communities are prone to dangers such as flooding and drought, a few of such communities include those along the Volta basin which extends from Ghana and to other parts countries shown in figure 1.
more

Poster Presenters of Pre-4th Mission Idea Contest Workshop
Mission Proposers

Samar ElDiary
Egypt
Utilizing Nano Satellites for Early Prediction of Earth Surface Disturbances
Courtney Bright
Australia
VAPR: Venus Atmospheric Pathfinder Research Vehicle
Mahmoud El-Mohr
Egypt
Landmines Mapping Satellite
Asmaa Saleh
Egypt
Project of Nano-Satellite Constellation Providing Near Real-time Internet Coverage To Isolated Communities For Human life Promotion and Educational Purposes -Schools From The Sky
João Dallamuta
Brazil
THOR - Lightning detection with CubeSats
Chafaa Hamrouni
Tunisia
Intelligent small satellite development for Olives Forest Fire Detection
Ahmed Abdelmaksoud
Egypt
Generating solar energy using nano satellites based on smart grid and cloud computing
Kwasi Poku-Agyemang
Ghana
Observational Nano Satellite System: To Detect Oil Spills
Sedat NAZLIBİLEK
Turkey
ASELSAT

Objectives

  • To create a favorable environment to facilitate domestic/international cooperation among individuals, industries, universities and governments for the use of micro/nano-satellite.

  • To increase the probability of realization of the mission by inviting resource providers who are expected to support/contribute to their mission ideas for possible realization. The resource providers can be companies, space agencies or other government sectors, and individual experts.

The Pre-MIC4 Workshop will provide a forum for MIC participants by inviting the resource providers to develop international cooperations or partnerships.

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Important Dates

January 13, 2015Call for paper- preMIC4Call for Paper
March 3
March10, 2015
Application due (Mission Proposers)
April 10
April 27, 2015
Application due (Resource providers)
July 3, 2015Pre-MIC4 Workshop


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