The purpose of the webinar was to explore how today’s SmallSat leaders are employing automation in satellite operations and manufacturing. Among the questions the webinar addressed:
- How is automation changing the way satellites are being designed, built, deployed and operated?
- What level of automation is necessary to keep smallsats competitive?
- Is the smallsat sector ready for the level of automation necessary to support emerging in-orbit serving and in-space manufacturing applications?
- Do smallsats have the onboard processing capability to run the complex algorithms required for rendezvous and proximity operations?
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