The 1st Mission Idea Contest

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Finalists and semifinalists

*The latest Mission Idea Contest (MIC) results are available at the MIC2 web site.

1st Prize
Yuki Sato et al.
(Mitsubishi Electric Corporation Advanced Technology R&D Center)
"Integrated Meteorological / Precise Positioning Mission Utilizing Nano-Satellite Constellation"

2nd Prize
Mary Knapp et al.
(Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
"ExoplanetSat Constellation"

3rd Prize
Richard Long et al.
(Surrey Satellite Technology Limited)
"Distributed Multispectral Imaging System"

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The abstracts of the finalists

Primary Person of Contact Affiliation country Title
Yuki Sato Mitsubishi Electric Corporation Advanced Technology R&D Center Japan Integrated Meteorological / Precise Positioning Mission Utilizing Nano-Satellite Constellation
Richard Long Surrey Satellite Technology Limited UK Distributed Multispectral Imaging System Abstract
Koichi Fujihira Satellite System Design Club Japan The Service for Individual to Meet Space; Future Space Funeral Abstract
Mary Knapp MIT USA ExoplanetSat Constellation Abstract
Regina Lee York University Canada Northern Communication and GPS-based science Nanosatellite constellation mission
Hakan Aykent Istanbul Technical University Turkey Space Advertiser (S-VERTISE) Abstract
Thu Vu FPT University Vietnam Global ship monitoring using space-based AIS receivers Abstract
George Zhu York University Canada Experiment of Tethered Nanosatellite Flying with Electrodynamic Tether Abstract
Hychoong Bang KAIST Korea Demonstration of Optical Stellar Interferometry with Near Earth Objects (NEO) using Laser Range Finder by a Nano-Satellite Constellation: A Cost-effective approach Abstract
Phan Manh Dan Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology Vietnam A Global Water Pollution Monitoring Satellite System (WAMS) Abstract

Semi-Finalists (Poster Sessions)

Primary Person of Contact Affiliation country Title
Javier Hernando Bravo Technical University of Madrid Spain Fire Alarm Constellation Abstract
Jacoba Auret C-S Team (Cape Peninsula University of Technology-Stellenbosch University) South Africa Medium/large vehicle tracking system Abstract
Jhosep Guzman National University of Engineering Peru Global water pollution monitoring using a nanosatellite constellation (WAPOSAT) Abstract
Sergii Moskalov Yuzhnoye State Design Office Ukraine Satellite Constellation for Monitoring of Chemical Composition of Earth Atmosphere Abstract
John Clark Front Range Aerospace, Inc USA Constellation of Atmospheric Density Research Experiments (CADRE) Abstract


Primary Person of Contact Affiliation country Title
Ryuya SHIMAZU Wireless power transmission examination group Japan Building a long-distance power transmission system that uses magnetic resonance with nano-satellite Abstract
M. Kameche et al. Centre of Space Techniques CTS – Algerian Space Agency ASAL Algeria Disaster Monitoring Constellation using Nanosatellites Abstract
Pr. K. Besbes University of Monastir Tunisia ELYSSAT A Nano Satellite for the desert remote-sensing Abstract
Justus Speichermann,
Nico Bucher
University of Stuttgart Germany Fire observing Nanosatellite Constellation Abstract
Saulius Lapienis Space Science and Technology Institute Lithuania Global orbital monitoring of nuclear facilities decommissioning - NUCLFADESAT Abstract
Kenneth Gichohi Kagoiya Mombasa Polytechnic University College Kenya MARINE LIFE MONITORING AND PRESENTATION Abstract
Domantas Brucas Vilnius Gediminas Technical University Lithuania Monitoring of on Earth Vegetation by Means of Spectral Analysis Abstract
Bayram BULAT Turkish Air Force Academy Turkey Nano SOS (Space Object Surveillance) Abstract
Enrique Vicente Arcones ETSIT – UPM Spain ODEI –C24 Abstract
Esaú Vicente Vivas et al. Instituto de Ingeniería, UNAM, México México SPILL-SATCON, Satellite Constellation Mission Idea to Detect Oil Spills in Oceans Abstract
Hamed Kourouma   Senegal Radio Telescope Nano-satellites Abstract
Jorge L. M. Tarrillo Asociación Chotana de Ciencias (AChC)-
National University of Engineering (UNI)
Peru Constelacion de Radio - Satelites Abstract
Ricardo Silva Bioengineering Laboratory,
Universidad Simon Bolivar
Venezuela Nanosatellite Constellation for Rural Telemedical Applications Abstract
Ernestas Knyzelis JSC PTEC Lithuania Silk Road Intellectual Transport System Abstract
Mohamed Argoun Cairo University-Faculty of Engineering Department of Aerospace Engineering Egypt Stranded Traveler Tracking System Abstract

The MIC Review Committee would like to thank you for your participation in this first-ever nano-satellite constellation mission ideal contest. We overwhelmed that response and inspired by the imagination and enthusiasm evident in every single entry. Such a large number of entries covering a vast array of ideas from humanitarian relief, to entrepreneurial space to technology demonstration, the committee had a difficult time picking even 10 finalists. Because of the number of high quality ideas submitted, the contest organizers has graciously offered to invite an additional 5 entrants to submit posters at the conference the 2nd Nano-satellite Symposium, Tokyo, March 14-16, 2011. In addition, all 15 finalists and semi-finalists will be asked to submit full papers for publication in a book which will be pulished in IAA. Even if you were not selected in the final 15, we hope this contest has helped to catalyze you and your organization's endeavors in nano-satellite engineering. We look forward to your continued participation in future contests. Thanks you again for making this contest a success.

Mission Idea Contest Reviewer Committee
Dr. Jerry Sellers, Chair
Prof. Sir Martin Sweeting
Dr. Rainer Sandau
Prof. Herman Steyn
Dr. Masaya Yamamoto
Prof. Hiroshi Kawahara
Prof. Shinichi Nakasuka

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