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Modern small satellites and new design methodologies as enablers of capacity-building on developing countries


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Modern small satellites are having a significant impact on our world today, as they are being introduced in education, commercial applications, and institutions from developing countries, due to the incorporation of Commercial off-the-Shelf (COTS) components and rapid development cycles. In this lecture, we will review the trend of small satellites in developing countries and the strategies for capacity building. We will go through the main space mission and significant developments.