Dr. Wahyudi Hasbi  

Wahyudi Hasbi graduated from Physics Dept, Hasanuddin University, Makassar, Indonesia in 2000, and received the M.Sc., degrees in Computer Science from the Bogor Agricultural University, Bogor, Indonesia in 2011. Currently, He is a Ph.D. candidate in satellite system from Technische Universitat-Berlin, Germany. Currently, He is Head of Dissemination Division in Satellite Technology Center, National Institute for Aeronautics & Space (LAPAN).

In 2003-2004, He was a member of the principal engineer in LAPAN-TUBSAT satellite development, the first Indonesian Microsatellite jointly developed with Technische Universitat Berlin. He is also appointed as System Engineer and Chief Engineer respectively in the development of LAPAN-A2/LAPAN-ORARI (2010-2013) and LAPAN-A3/IPB (2013-2016) satellites in Indonesia which are in orbit since 2015.

He received an award from Chairman of LAPAN as the Best Performance Employee of National Institute for Aeronautics & Space (LAPAN) in 2015. In 2016, He also received a prestigious medal award of Satyalancana Wirakarya (“Role Model Medal”) from President of Republic Indonesia, awarded for his service in satellite design & development and become a role model in the satellite technology field to the country.

Wahyudi is Senior Member of IEEE in Aerospace & Electronics Systems & Computer Society. Currently He is also as Vice Chair of IEEE Indonesia Section, elected since 2017. He is also an officer of The Indonesia Section Joint Chapter of IEEE Aerospace & Electronics Systems and IEEE Geoscience & Remote Sensing Society since 2013. He was General Chair of IEEE International Conference on Aerospace & Remote Sensing (ICARES) 2014 in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, and General Chair also for ICARES 2015 as well as ICARES 2018 in Bali, Indonesia. He is also a member of Amateur Radio Organization of Indonesia (ORARI) since 2010 and encourages amateur radio payload in LAPAN-A2/ORARI satellite for communication backup especially during a disaster in Indonesia.

His main research interests include microsatellite, satellite systems, satellite communications, and communication technique. He was actively invited to several Nano-satellite workshops held in several universities in Indonesia. He has published more than 20 papers in journals & conference proceedings and also in 2 books.

Small Satellites Development for Operational Applications in Indonesia: Opportunities and Challenges


Indonesia has archipelago area of 2.8 million km2, the territorial sea area of 0.4 km2. Indonesia has some 17,504 islands. Coastline length of Indonesia reached 99.093 km2. For developing countries, the satellite may be an option to give many solutions. Ex: in Indonesia satellite will be an infrastructure for national communication because Indonesia is an archipelago, Remote sensing satellite may also help farmers and prepare food security monitor, invest the money for future, maritime surveillance, inspire young people, and many other applications. So, satellite not only for national prestige ("techno turkey") but also a catalyst for development.

The end of the last century has seen the realization of small satellites carrying payloads for various applications which were previously dominated with the used of a larger satellite. Smaller satellite technology has brought in to the satellite-building industry a faster and cheaper mechanism for putting a satellite into orbit. Limitations always exist to smaller payloads to accomplish full missions of larger payloads, however, with innovative processes in research and development seems that the best solution is adequately meeting the mission’s objectives especially developing multi-mission small satellite system.

Currently, Indonesia has research in multi-mission satellites. All of these satellites being used to monitor Indonesia archipelago. These satellites are used to make the DSM using videogrammetry and depth cue perceptive methods. They also apply for the identification of geo biophysical parameter. Indonesian maritime territory which has sea highway planning also be monitored using this satellites combination in equatorial and polar orbit. AIS sensor on those satellite used to identify ships that pass in the territorial waters of Indonesia. Utilization of this satellites is helpful in supporting the vessel cruise monitoring and their support sea highway also in making Indonesia as a maritime center of the world. During the natural disaster, the satellite also being used to support amateur communication when existing communication damaged.

This talk will explain and elaborate Indonesia perspective for satellite technology development with several strategies, such use design to cost, multi-mission payload, foreign partnership, and future roadmap.


Dr. Myungseok Kang  

■ Affiliation:Satrec Initiative Co., Ltd.
■ Position:Principal Engineer & Project Manager
■ Date of Birth:Jan.3, 1968
■ Nationality:Korean
■ Education
1986 – 1991 BSc in Mechanical Eng., Inha University
1991 – 1993 MSc in Mechanical Eng., Korea Advanced Institute for Science & Technology (KAIST)
1993 – 2001 PhD in Mechanical Eng., Korea Advanced Institute for Science & Technology (KAIST)
■ Professional Experience
2000 – 2007 Chief opto-mechanical engineer, Satrec Initiative
2007 – Principal Engineer & Project Manager, Satrec Initiative
■ Relevant Performances
 - Chief opto-mechanical engineer for payloads of DubaiSat-1, X-SAT, RASAT, RazakSAT, etc. and various optical ground support equipment
 - Principal mechanical engineer for DubaiSat-2, Deimos-2, and SpaceEye-X
 - Project manager for payloads of DubaiSat-2, Deimos-2, KhalifaSat, SpaceEye-X and for other projects

Electro-optical Camera Systems for Earth Observation and Lessons Learnt over Eighteen Years


Abstract: Satrec Initiative (SI) has been developing electro-optical camera systems for Earth observation for eighteen years since its foundation. So far, eight camera systems were launched on different satellites, one is ready for launch, two went through qualification tests, and one is under development. They have ground sample distances from 10 to sub-meter at low Earth orbits with optical aperture sizes from 100 to near 1,000 mm. SI has also produced different star trackers and ground optical test equipment. The space-related activities of SI are presented with an emphasis on its experience in developing electro-optical camera systems. The lessons learnt from its eighteen-year journey are also presented.


Dr. Somphop Purivigraipong  

Somphop Purivigraipong received the B.Sc. (Second-class honours) degree in Applied Physics (Solid State Electronics) and M.Eng. degree in Electronic Engineering from King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology Ladkrabang, Thailand in 1988 and 1994, respectively. He received the Ph.D. in Satellite Engineering from the University of Surrey, UK in 2000.

In the management experience, he was a former of rector GISDA academy (Deputy Director) during 2014 – 2016. Currently, he is a Vice President of Mahanakorn University of Technology.

Participation of Thai University and Private Sector in Space Program


Thai university and private sector first involved in space program in 1996. Mahanakorn University of Technology (MUT) and United Communication Industry Public Company Limited (UCOM) collaborated with University of Surrey to develop first Thai’s microsatellite. Twelve Thai engineers participated in technology transfer program for building the small satellite. Currently, MUT participates in development of TT&C subsystem and ground segment for receiving the satellite images.

KNACKSAT, the first cubesat is built in Thailand by King Mongkut’s University of Technology North Bangkok (KMUTNB), and schedule to launch by Falcon 9 in September 2018. The program is supported by NBTC (National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission). The KNACKSAT was built by the under-graduate students at KSSL (KMUTNB Space System Laboratory) which established in 2012 for providing the knowledge of satellite system design and development in Thailand.

In April 2017, Thai’s high school, Bangkok Christian College (BCC) commenced the BCC space program under the collaboration of ISSL (Intelligent Space System Laboratory, University of Tokyo), KMUTNB and Astroberry Limited. The BCCSAT-1, 1U cubesat will be built by BCC’s students, and schedule to launch by Russian launcher in the last quarter of 2019.

Astroberry Limited, the first Thai company has passion for developing the exclusive space-technology for national interests, by Thai engineers. The satellite constellation for Earth observations and Communications is the major program. Concurrently, Astroberry focus on the capacity building in space engineering, launching and space exploration. Astroberry has collaboration with foreign alliances, Thai SMEs and Thai institutes for driving the space industry in Thailand.


Mr. Alex da Silva Curiel  

Alex da Silva Curiel is an established expert on small satellite mission capabilities, market and applications, Alex holds a Masters degree in Satellite Engineering from the University of Surrey, and is a member of the International Academy of Astronautics. He is co-chair for the International Astronautical Congress small satellite symposium, and is a member of several conference technical committees. Alex has been employed by Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd. since 1989 working on over 50 satellite missions. Alex currently leads a team in international business development, and has previously held positions in communications systems engineering, systems engineering, Head of Research and Development, and as Group Technical Director.

Design Considerations for Earth Observation Missions on Small Spacecraft


In recent years interest in implementing space missions to address regional and global needs has increased, and the space sector has seen significant growth both in economic terms and in terms of spacecraft launched. The increasing use of commercial-off-the-shelf technologies used particularly in smaller spacecraft have made space missions widely accessible and affordable for to governments, commercial companies as well as academic institutions.

Various new applications for space missions have become the focus for commercialisation including Earth Observation. This has been made possible by the availability of reliable, capable and cost-effective small satellites, and the fact that groups and constellations of smaller spacecraft can provide capabilities which cannot be achieved with single spacecraft whatever their size.

A review of the design considerations for small satellites addressing Earth Observation services will be provided, as well as a survey of key enabling technologies that will be to support such missions in future.