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Smallsats

Meta Trend

Title

Smallsats

Description

MicroSatellite is referring to small and compact satellites. They are often the size of two shoe boxes (smaller than 50kg in weight). (DSTL) Planet “will be imaging the entirety of Earth’s earth daily.” (Wired)

What is new or emerging?

Planet launch 88 Smallsats in one attempt earlier this year.

Why might it matter?

Ever increasing amount of Earth Observation satellites

Gartner Hype Curve

Slope of Enlightenment

TRL

Issue

https://github.com/opengeospatial/OGC-Technology-Trends/issues/47

References

URLs to technology written descriptions

Examples

https://www.planet.com/pulse/record-breaking-88-satellites/

Geospatial Tech Category

Positioning, Navigation and Timing; CRS; Geodesy

OGC Working Groups

Technical Committee

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