Monday, 16 April 2012

Abstract for 63rd International Astronautical Congress 2012 in Naples have been accepted

The abstracts for three papers focusing on the self-inflating adaptive membrane concept have been accepted for the 63rd International Astronautical Congress from the 1st until the 5th of October 2012 in Naples, Italy. The first paper explains the idea, design and principle behind the concept with the title "Bio-inspired programmable matter for space applications" which will be presented in C2.5 (C2 Materials and Structure Symposium, Session 5: Smart Materials and Adaptive Structures). The second paper deals with an application of the membrane as a method of mitigating space debris. The paper’s title is “Space debris removal using a self-inflating adaptive membrane” which is going to be presented in A6.5 (A6 Space Debris Symposium, Session 5: Space Debris Removal Issues). The last paper was accepted for the student team competition and it will give an overview of the experiment StrathSat-R (including SAM) which will be launched on board REXUS 13/14 in March 2013. The paper has the title “StrathSat-R: Deploying inflatable CubeSat structures in micro gravity” and will be presented in the E2.3 (E2 42nd Student Conference, Session 3: Student Team Competition).

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