I'm really interested in micro satellites, but I'm a beginner. So, for the year-end project of a course called "Neural networks" at University I want to do something related with this. I searched a lot but I couldn't find anything that blows my mind and that is not too difficult (for example, all things about deep learning and forecasting are awesome, but I don't have so much time to do something like this.). So, I thought that maybe I could make an atmospheric density predictor, and make a nice drag force predictor (as you know, the atmospheric density is the non-linear term in the drag force), but I read that micro satellites don't care about the drag force because they last so less time in space (like 3 years) that it's not so important. As you know, micro satellites work in LEO, where the drag force is significant. What do you think?

Does anyone have any other idea? I really want to enter in the aerospace "world".


PS: does micro satellites use any propulsion system? How do they move between orbits? If they can't move by themselves, maybe my idea of predicting the drag force is useless


merged by kim holder Sep 18 '16 at 23:04

This question was merged with Neural Networks applied to micro-satellites missions because it is an exact duplicate of that question.