“Future Structures for Earth Observation” workshop at the Φ-week at ESA’s ESRIN

“Future Structures for Earth Observation” workshop at the Φ-week at ESA’s ESRIN

On the 12th and 13th of September escaped Munich and travelled to ESA’s ESRIN in Frascati, close to Rome. The European Space Agency (ESA) organised the Φ-week event there from the 9th till 13th September 2019, focusing on Earth Observation (EO) Open Science and Future EO – to review the latest developments in Open Science trends. We were invited to a side event with the title “Future Structures for EO” to present Deployables Cubed and our ideas on how we can help future EO missions with our developments. The side event explored how additive manufacturing, foldable structures and in-space manufacturing are impacting space and in particular Earth Observation satellites. The workshop addressed a variety of related topics first with a series of talks and then open discussion. It brought together people from many horizons: Industry, Academia and Start-up. Together with ESA, OHB, Thales Alenia Space, Space Origami and many more, we discussed on how 3D printing as well as deployable structures could enable new missions that have not been possible with the conventional tools and structures used currently. It was a great event; we were able to learn more about EO and we made many new contacts. We are looking forward to help realise the EO missions of the future.

Phi Week doodle by ESA
„Future Structures for Earth Observation“ Side Event Agenda