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Low Earth orbit microsatellites for data communications using small terminals
For more than a decade SSTL/UoSAT has been pioneering the use of microsatellites in low Earth orbits. Simple, efficient and low cost digital 'store and forward' communications systems are a key
The potential for 'store-and-forward' communications using small satellites in low Earth orbits
The UoSAT Spacecraft Engineering group at the University of Surrey has investigated the use of low Earth orbits for electronic mail or 'store and forward' systems. the launch of UoSAT-2 in 1984 as an
Improving the throughput of a low-Earth orbit microsatellite protocol
Simulations show that the propose scheme outperforms the existing one in all simulated possible channel bit error rates (BERs), and the formerly zero throughput at channel BER is now increased to approximately 60%.
Off-The-Shelf Micro-Satellites for Science and Technology Missions: The USAF PICOSat Mission using the SSTL Modular Microsatellite
One way to achieve faster and cheaper small satellite missions is to make maximum use of off-theshelf (OTS) technology. OTS subsystems are found in many small satellite missions, typically configured