10th ESA ROUND TABLE ON MICRO AND NANO TECHNOLOGIES
FOR SPACE APPLICATIONS


ESA/ESTEC | Noordwijk, Netherlands | 08-11 November 2016



OVERVIEW

Micro and Nano Technologies (MNT) have a large potential in space applications like communication, navigation, Earth observation and scientific mission by:

• Fostering new types of scientific missions and instruments 
• Reducing cost, size, mass and time from mission conception to launch
• Increasing performances, reliability and redundancy

Today MNT are widely used in Earth-based applications and are demonstrating outstanding performance and reliability figures, both on low cost system as well as harsh and security sensitive environment. With this round table, the European Space Agency is promoting the use of state-of-the-art technologies for space applications and reporting on these experiences. CubeSat and use of COTS will also play an important role in this edition.

About 150 experts, including members from national delegations, space agencies, space and MNT industries, research centres and universities participated in the previous round-tables.

           

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