Trieste team develops mini-satellite anti-collision system

(AGI) Trieste, Oct 7 - A team from the University of Trieste isworking on a new high frequency telecommunications system thataverts collisions between extremely small satellites and spacedebris. The project, being run by the PicoSaTs team, is beingfeatured at the Corfu Innovation Summit. Organised by thePlatform for Trans-Academic Cooperation in Innovation(PACINNO), the Corfu summit provides an opportunity for some ofthe most interesting recent European startups to pitch theirideas to a group of investors and experts in innovation andrisk capital. The team behind PicoSaTs, which was hailed as oneof the best

(AGI) Trieste, Oct 7 - A team from the University of Trieste isworking on a new high frequency telecommunications system thataverts collisions between extremely small satellites and spacedebris. The project, being run by the PicoSaTs team, is beingfeatured at the Corfu Innovation Summit. Organised by thePlatform for Trans-Academic Cooperation in Innovation(PACINNO), the Corfu summit provides an opportunity for some ofthe most interesting recent European startups to pitch theirideas to a group of investors and experts in innovation andrisk capital. The team behind PicoSaTs, which was hailed as oneof the best entrepreneurial ideas at Paccinno Demo Day inTrieste, is being represented by Anna Gregorio, MarioFragiacomo, Alessandro Cuttin and Mauro Messerotti. Spacedebris has increased hugely over the last few years, becomingan increasing problem in terms of the high possibility ofcollisions with active satellites, which in turn can generateother debris. "Our high frequency radio system is much moreadvanced than those currently on the market and has beendevised to alert civilian and military organisations working inthe aviation sector of falling space debris", said AnnaGregorio, head of PicoSaTs. "It is a hugely important project,particularly for the nanosatellite segment, and could havemajor economic implications." The team is developingnext-generation space applications devoted to picosatellites inparticular; these are small satellites just 30 centimetres longthat can also be assembled autonomously and integrated withcustomised tools. (AGI). .