16-25 April, 2018 ¨C Ankara, Turkey
The System Critical Design Review (System CDR) Meeting of SSS-1 Microsatellite and SSS-2A CubeSat, and the Preliminary Requirement Review (PRR) / Preliminary Design Review (PDR) Meeting of SSS-2B CubeSat of the APSCO Student Small Satellite (SSS) Project were held during 16-25 April, 2018 at Ankara, Turkey. The delegation from eight Member States namely Bangladesh, China, Iran, Mongolia, Pakistan, Peru, Thailand and Turkey actively participated in the Meeting.
The meeting was chaired by Dr. Mohammad Ebrahimi Seyedabadi, Direct-General of the ET&DM Department of APSCO. More than 40 delegates from APSCO Member States (MS) including the Program Management Board (PMB) members, the Program Management Team (PMT) members, the project leading universities and institutions, the Secretariat of APSCO and invited experts, participated in this review activity.
A total of 17 (seventeen) SSS-1 CDR documents, 15 (fifteen) SSS-2A CDR documents, 10 (ten) SSS-2B PRR documents and 17 (seventeen) SSS-2B PDR documents were circulated by APSCO Secretariat and reviewed before the meeting by the PMB Members, the PMT Members, the invited consultant and MS¡¯s experts, independently. By reviewing the required documents, in total, 335 (three hundred and thirty five) Review Item Discrepancies (RIDs), raised by the members of the Review Board were sorted and all major RIDs and their clarifications by the SSS-1, SSS-2A and SSS-2B teams were presented in detail during the meeting, and more than 40 (forty) open RIDs left from last meeting were also reviewed and clarified by responsible MS. Besides document review and discussion, the frequency application, ground station supporting system, mission success criteria and launch opportunity allocation were fully discussed, most of the concerns were resolved after exchange of views, and the future vision of the project was consolidated further by comments raised among MSs. Besides technical reviews, the arrangement of the Second Summer Camp which is going to be organized during this summer in Turkey was deliberated upon, based on more than three proposals by MSs.
The Meeting was successfully concluded and the action plan of 2018 was agreed by all MSs. On the closing of meeting, the Director of the Scientific and Technical Research Council of Turkey-Space Technologies Research Institute (TUBITAK-UZAY), Dr. Lokman Kuzu, expressed his sincere thanks to all MSs¡¯ support and shared his best wishes to the SSS Project. The experts expressed their gratitude to APSCO and TUBITAK-UZAY for their hospitality and efficiency during the Meeting.