Achieving Science with CubeSats: Thinking Inside the Box
14:00, October 12, 2016
G240, South Campus
Malcolm Macdonald, Leader of University of Strathclyde. He is the Director of the Scottish Centre of Excellence in Satellite Applications. His work focuses on the development and application of space mission systems and space technology, challenging conventional ideas to enable new concepts in the exploration and exploitation of space. Funded by a diverse funding portfolio, his work is reported in over 100 publications ranging from the research councils to space agencies and industrial collaborators.He led the development of The International Handbook of Space Technology, a comprehensive handbook providing a holistic understanding of the system-of-system that is a modern spacecraft, and is one of only two European Associate Editors of the Journal of Guidance, Control and Dynamics, the top-ranked archival journal in Aerospace Engineering.
Prior to joining the University of Strathclyde in 2008, he worked at SciSys Ltd. on several projects throughout the entire lifecycle, including ADM-Aeolus and LISA-Pathfinder. He is also the Deputy Chair of the UK Space Agency’s Space Programme Review Panel, representing the University of Strathclyde on the UK Space Action Network (SPAN), where he is the alternative member of the Space Leadership Council, and a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society.
Malcolm’s work focuses on the development and application of space mission systems and space technology, challenging conventional ideas to enable new concepts in the exploration and exploitation of space. This topic gives overview of CubeSat Technology, Capabilities and Science, including some of the work they have done, and builds on the recent National Academy of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine report that he was on the committee for.
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