Technological Analysis

Published by VDI Technology Center Future Technologies Division Graf-Recke-Str. 84 40239 Düsseldorf Germany

On behalf and with the support of the German Aerospace Center

This technological analysis arose within the frame of the project "ANTARES - Analysis of Nanotechnology Applications in Space Developments and Systems" (FKZ 50 TK 0003) of the Future Technology Division of the VDI Technology Center on behalf and with the support of the German Aerospace Center (DLR), Space Flight Management, Division Technology for Space Systems and Robotics.

Future Technologies Division of the VDI Technology Center

Project management: Dr. Dr. Axel Zweck Execution: Dr. Wolfgang Luther

We wish to thank a number of experts, who provided valuable contributions and suggestions. In particular we want to thank the following experts for contributions in discussions and workshops within the scope of the project:

Dr. G. Bachmann, Prof. Dr. D. Bimberg, Dr. K. Brunner, Prof. Dr. S. Fasoulas, P. Gaw-litza, Prof. Dr. B. Günther, Dr. R. Janovsky, K.-O. Jung, Dr. G. Krötz, Prof. Dr. P. Leiderer, S. Manhart, Dr. A. Mühlratzer, Dr. H. Presting, Prof. Dr. G. Reiss, Dr. R. Schlitt, Dr. B. Schultrich, Dr. W. Seboldt, D. Sporn, Dr. T. Stufïler, T. Völker, Prof. Dr. S. Will

Future Technologies No. 47 Düsseldorf, April 2003 ISSN 1436-5928

The author is responsible for the content. The expressed views do not necessarily reflect those of the German Aerospace Center.

Apart from the agreed contractual usage rights, all rights are reserved also those of the abridged reprint, the abridged or completed photomechanic reproduction (photocopy, microcopy) and that of the translation.

Title Page: The image shows the concept of a nanosatellite envisioned by researchers at The Aerospace Corporation. Image courtesy of The Aerospace Corporation (www.aero.org).

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