Presentations of the UN/South Africa Symposium on Basic Space Technology
"Small Satellite Missions for Scientific and Technological Advancement"

Stellenbosch, South Africa, 11 - 15 December 2017

Co-organized by the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs and the Government of the Republic of South Africa

Co-sponsored by the European Space Agency (ESA)

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MONDAY, 11 December 2017

Keynote Addresses
Space science and technology in South Africa - an overview - Humbulani Mudau , DST
Role of small satellites in workforce development - Jordi Puig-Suari, Cal Poly / Tyvak
Symposium Introduction
Introduction to UNISPACE+50 - Niklas Hedman, United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs
United Nations Basic Space Technology Initiative, Objectives of the 2017 Symposium and Practical Arrangements - Daniel Garcia Yarnoz, United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs
A Historical Overview of the University of Stellenbosch's Satellite Projects over the past 25 years - Willem Herman Steyn, Stellenbosch University
Session 1: Space Technology Development and Capacity-Building with a focus on Africa
Chairperson: Willem Herman Steyn, Stellenbosch University; Rapporteur: Asanda Sangoni, SANSA
Space technology development in Nigeria - Francis Chizea, NASRDA
Inputs from the African Regional Centre for Space Science and Technology Education- in French Language - Djamal Djebouri, CRASTE-LF
CubeSats: Providing a pathway for developing countries to access space - Charles Mwangi, Kenya Space Agency
Space technology development in South Africa - Amal Khatri, SANSA

TUESDAY, 12 December 2017

Session 2: Small Satellite Missions in Support of Key Scientific Projects and Questions
Chairperson: Val Munsami, Chief Executive Officer, SANSA; Rapporteur: Sias Mostert, SCS Aerospace Group
Overview of Japanese Lunar CubeSats EQUULEUS and OMOTENASHI - Onur Celik, JAXA
South Africa's contribution to the Netherlands China Lunar Explorer (NCLE) - Francois Malan, Space Advisory Company
Potential synthetic aperture radar applications of small satellites - Mike Inggs, University of Cape Town
The Nanosat C-Br Program - Otavio Durão, National Institute for Space Research
Stellar Gyro - an innovative new approach to achieving high pointing accuracy in eclipse - James Barrington Brown, New Space Systems
ESAT: Educational Satellite developed by Theia Space - Ignacio Barrios Tascón, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid/Theia Space
Session 3: Applications of Small Satellite Missions
Chairperson: Francis Chizea, NASRDA; Rapporteur: Siyabonga Copiso, SANSA
Providing satellite-powered data analytics to empower lives of farmers - Narayan Prasad Nagendra, University of Erlange- Nuremberg
MIRT-SAT1 Proposal (1st Mauritian Infrared and Telecommunications Satellite) - Faraaz Shamutally, Mauritius Research Council
FireSat - A UK-Africa collaboration for enhanced detection of fires using nanosatellite technology. - Pamela Anderson, Clyde Space Ltd
HEAD-1 satellite providing in-orbit operational data for maritime surveillance - Kammy Brun Chan, China HEAD Aerospace Group
Enabling The Blue Economy Through Spatial Information Systems: The South African National Oceans And Coasts Information System - Lee Annamalai, CSIR
Session 4: Small Satellite Projects for Engineering Education Part 1
Chairperson: Igor Belokonov, Samara National Research University; Rapporteur: Natalia Indira Vargas Cuentas,Universidad de Ciencias y Humanidades
Pan African University - Thabo Dikgale, DST
Small Satellite Missions at the Satellite Research Center at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore - Amal Chandran Ramachandran Nair, Nanyang Technological University
CPUT Satellite Programme - national and regional perspectives - Robert van Zyl, Cape Peninsula University of Technology
New Zealand CubeSat Programme - Jim Hefkey, University of Auckland
Panel Discussion: Young African Space Engineers (YASE) in the Global Space: Opportunities and Challenge
Panel Moderator & Speakers; Moderator: Taiwo Tejumola, Kyutech
Mohamed Edries, National Authority for Remote Sensing and Space Sciences
Leehandi de Witt, SGAC
Joseph Quansah, All Nations University
Sophia Njeri Murage, The University of Nairobi/ Kenya Space Agency

WEDNESDAY, 13 December 2017

Session 4: Small Satellite Projects for Engineering Education Part 2
Chairperson: Igor Belokonov, Samara National Research University; Rapporteur: Natalia Indira Vargas Cuentas, Universidad de Ciencias y Humanidades
Sustaining the Vision from GHANASAT-1 into GHANASAT-2 - Joseph Quansah, All Nations University
Pico-Satellite Training Kit HEPTA-Sat: Hands-on Practices for Space Engineering - Masahiko Yamazaki, Nihon University
Development of the Tunisian SUPCOM spatial program - Riadh Abdelfattah, University of Carthage
Pakistan National Student Satellite Project for Space Engineering Education - Shakeel ur Rehman, SUPARCO
Session 5: Regulatory and Legal Issues and Long-Term Sustainability of Outer Space Activities Part 1
Chairperson: Pontsho Maruping, South African Council for Space Affairs; Rapporteur: Tomas Hrozensky, Matej Bel University
Regulatory and Legal Issues of Small Satellites - Niklas Hedman, United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs
An Introduction of Questionnaires on Small Satellites distributed in the Legal Subcommittee - Yukiko Okumura, United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs
Africa in Space: Legal Issues and Responsibilities related to Space Technology Development Programmes - John Olusoji, African Regional Centre for Space Science and Technology Education
Small Satellites Related Regulations in South Africa - Nomfuneko Majaja, DTI
Long-Term Sustainability of Outer Space Activities: Status of discussions in COPUOS and relevance for small satellite activities - Peter Martinez, University of Cape Town
Radio Frequency Spectrum Issues relating to Small Satellites - Linden Petzer, Radio and Satellite Communications, DTPS
Frequency Registration for Small Satellite Missions - ITU Workshop - Chuen Chern Loo, International Telecommunication Union
Session 6: Other Aspects of Small Satellites
Chairperson: Laras Tusilowati, LAPAN; Rapporteur: Luis Monge Solano, ACAE
The problem of disposing CubeSats from Low Earth Orbits - Antonio Prado,INPE
The Design of a Ground Control Segment for a CubeSat development programme in Accra Ghana - Frederick Agyemang,Ghana Space Science and Technology Institute
Development of a satellite tracking ground station for the nSight-1 Cubesat mission - Francois Visser, Space Advisory Company
Research on High Performance Micro -nano Satellite for Earth Observation and Space Detection - Danying Fu, DFH Satellites Co., LTF (Chinese Academy of Space Technology)
Samanaú.SAT: Low cost environmental data collecting systems platform - Moisés Souto, Federal Institute of Education

THURSDAY, 14 December 2017

Session 7: International Experiences and Opportunities
Chairperson: Otavio Durão, INPE; Rapporteur: Narayan Prasad Nagendra, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg
The KiboCUBE Programme - Masanobu Tsuji, JAXA
UNISEC-Global Challenge: How can we contribute to Sustainable Space Development? - Rei Kawashima,UNISEC-Global
Celebrating 25 years of international collaboration around the nSight 1 mission - Sias Mostert, SCS Aerospace Group
BIRDS Satellite Project as a Model for Capacity Building and International Cooperation towards Sustainable Space Program in Africa - Taiwo Tejumola, Kyutech
Session 8: Poster Session
Chairperson: Riadh Abdelfattah, University of Carthage; Rapporteur: Mohamed Edries, NARSS
Session 9: Way Forward
Moderators: Niklas Hedman, UNOOSA and Humbulani Mudau, DST
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