›9th ESA Round Table on Micro and Nano Technologies for Space Applications
Micro and Nano Technologies (MNT) have a large potential in space applications like communication, navigation, Earth observation and scientific mission by:
- Fostering new types of scientific missions and instruments
- Reducing cost, size, mass and time from mission conception to launch
- Increasing performances, reliability and redundancy
Today MNT have proven themselves in Earth-based applications by showing outstanding performance and reliability figures and there are now several ESA projects and scientific missions enabled through the use of MNT.
With this 9th MNT round table, the European Space Agency (ESA) is promoting the use of state-of-the-art technologies for space applications and reporting on these experiences.
About 200 experts participated in each of the previous round-tables. The audience is expected to include members from national delegations, space agencies, space and MNT industries, research centres and universities in multiple roles as users and as providers of MNT-based equipment and systems.