A CubeSat formation for space debris characterisation (QBDebris)

QBDebris at the Norwegian Microsatellite Conference and Space Dinner 2024

The QBDebris project was also this year well represented at both the Norwegian Microsatellite conference (Norsk mikrosatellittkonferanse) and the annual Space Dinner.

The Norwegian microsatellite conference 2024 was held on february 5th, hosted by the Centre for Space Sensors and Systems (CENSSS) at the University of Oslo, NTNU, SINTEF and Space Norway, with an aim to bridge the gap between students, academia and Norwegian industry. The conference had a technical profile, relevant for students and professionals with an interest in small satellites.

Associate professor Pål Gunnar Ellingsen presented some new results on on-orbit detection of space debris, while our new PhD student Alessio Bocci gave a talk on control challenges in formation flying for small satellite missions without propulsion. Well done, both of you!

The annual Space Dinner was held on February 6th, hosted by NIFRO and had the timely topic of "Space capacities and sustainability". The event represents and annual meeting place for actors involved or interested the space industry, and facilitates dialogue between industry, academia and government authorities on important topics and development traits in Norwegian space policy. 

Associate professor Pål Gunnar Ellingsen took part in the panel debate on Space Situational Awareness & Space Sustainability, where he were able to bring in some of our current activities as well as our planned SFI CUSP initiative: Center for sustainable space operations.