The IGOSAT Preliminary Definition Review was held on June 8, 2016 at the Paris Diderot University and now allows the project to officially enter phase C of its development.
As a reminder, the objective of the review was to present a reference definition of products meeting the requirements of the STB system. It confirms the technical and calendar feasibility of the system components (satellite, instruments, ground segment) and ensures that the identified risks are known and mastered. Finally, it verifies that the products meet the STB system.
In the context of JANUS, it allows the project team to take stock of development and benefit from the advice and external vision of CNES stakeholders and the JANUS community. Finally, when it was able to respond effectively to the aforementioned objectives, this review is an essential element in the implementation of the partnership agreement between CNES and the Paris Diderot University.
The review group consisted of the following:
- A. Gaboriaud – CNES – DCT / PO / FS
- Ch. Maréchal – CNES – DCT / PO / FS
- A. Ressouche – IRAP
- E. Hinglais – CNES – DCT / TV
- F. Apper – ISAE
The review group highlighted the considerable work done in the development of IGOSat. This is all the more remarkable in the context of JANUS, where the turnover between the students on the projects is regular and important. This phenomenon is unfortunately well known for university nanosatellites, where it is necessary to remain vigilant on the transmission of information at the beginning and at the end of missions.
In conclusion, the review group highlighted the good progress of IGOSat and expressed its confidence in the progress of the project. A positive opinion was given as to its continuation, thus enabling it to enter phase C of its development.