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Feasibility study of a national pico and nanosatellites industry

Grant number: 10/17683-5
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): April 01, 2011
Effective date (End): March 31, 2012
Field of knowledge:Engineering - Aerospace Engineering
Principal Investigator:Geilson Loureiro
Grantee:Danilo José Franzim Miranda
Host Institution: Divisão de Engenharia Aeronáutica (IEA). Instituto Tecnológico de Aeronáutica (ITA). Ministério da Defesa (Brasil). São José dos Campos , SP, Brazil

Abstract

This project studies the process of industrial dismemberment of a research project developed in the area of picosatellites at ITA. Since early 2010, the class of aerospace engineering at ITA has been devoted to designing a CubeSat and pretend to launch it at the end of 2012. Parallel to this project, it is interesting to do a market and industrialization research of these small space satellites sector intending to design a company that can contribute to technological sovereignty of Brazil. This introductory scientific research is therefore a first approach to this study.

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