Distributed Space System (DSS) -
An end-to-end system including
two or more space vehicles and
a cooperative infrastructure for
data acquisition, processing,
analysis and distribution.
Distributed Space Systems Lab (DSSL) is a research laboratory at the Technion, led by Professor Pini Gurfil and comprising of an interdisciplinary group of faculty, staff, and graduate students from Aerospace Engineering, Physics, Computer Science, Autonomous Systems Program and other departments.
DSSL's vision is to generate knowledge and experience that will enable to launch a multiple satellite formation flying mission into a low Earth orbit within the next 3 years. DSSL is committed to performing groundbreaking research in astrodynamics, navigation and data processing of multiple satellite systems, as well as related disciplines. DSSL's experimental facilities include a 4x4 meter air-bearing table, nanosatellite models, sensors, and optical telescopes.