Development and Operation of Payloads for Small Spatial Stations
The objective of this R&D line is to motivate the design and development of future spatial stations of reduced weight (pico-satellites and micro-satellites of 10 kg and 50 kg, respectvely, payloads). This spatial mission will have either a scientific character (execution of on board experiments for medical, biological, pharmaceutical and nutritional applications) like a technological character ( validation of computational, electornic, both RF and optical, components and equipments on board in these future satellites). In this R&D line, a complete new development of the aforementioned spatial station of small size is proposed. This development would imply mission (orbits) design services, satellite-earth communicatin links and communication equipments (transceivers, cables, amplifiers, antennas and passive components)needed both in the satellite and in the earth tracking station.