Monitoring the high-energy sky with small satellites

06/09/2022 - 08/09/2022

Brno Observatory and Planetarium, Brno, Czech republic (remote participation will also be supported)

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No registration fee is requested to attend this workshop.
The past decade saw remarkable progress in the development of nano/micro/small-satellites, including satellites for monitoring the high energy sky. Several of these small missions were launched recently and others are expected to be launched within the next couple of years. In 2018, we organised a meeting in Budapest called “Towards a Network of GRB Detecting Nanosatellites” ( where a number of these missions was presented. Four years later, many missions progressed significantly and new missions were proposed or started. 
We are therefore organising a follow-up workshop, where we envision invited and contributed talks presenting progress in the development of various nano/micro/small-satellite missions that aim to monitor the transient high-energy sky, as well as overviews on common technical issues such as source localisation, data analysis pipelines, communication with ground stations (both professional and amateur), inter-satellite communication, new emerging technologies, experience with SiPM detectors, background in low-Earth orbit, various simulations, mission authorisation, and possible opportunities for hosted detectors on commercial constellations. 
We will place particular emphasis on breakout sessions that will focus on some of the above-mentioned issues of general interest. We hope that during the meeting we will find real, practical ways to work together. 
It will be a hybrid in-person/online workshop making sure that those who might not be able to travel can attend the meeting meaningfully online. 
The workshop is supported by AHEAD2020, funded by the Horizon 2020 Framework Programme of the European Union, GA No. 871158.
SOC members:
Ehud Behar (Technion)
Varun Bhalerao (Indian Institute of Technology Bombay)
Abe Falcone (Penn State)
Fabrizio Fiore (INAF Trieste)
Sheila McBreen (University College Dublin)
Andras Pal (Konkoly Observatory)
Jeremy Perkins (NASA GSFC)
Judith Racusin (NASA GSFC) 
Andrea Sanna (University of Cagliari)
Michele Trenti (Melbourne University)
Norbert Werner (Masaryk University)
Yoichi Yatsu (Tokyo Institute of Technology)
Ming Zeng (Tsingua University)