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What is iCubeSat?

August 11, 2012

iCubeSat was created in 2011 by JA as a neutral, non-profit, open source, open access forum for anyone with an interest in the concept of Interplanetary CubeSats to present, disseminate and archive their ideas, work, tools, techniques and other relevant items for anyone interested in the peaceful exploration of space.

Its first major event was the first Interplanetary CubeSat Workshop which was organised with the help of a committee invited by JA with members with academic, commercial and non-profit affiliations. Funding to allow the workshop to take place was generously provided by more than 100 academic, commercial and non-profit entities and private individuals through donations in kind, sponsorship and registration fees.

The location of the workshop moves from year to year: iCubeSat 2012 was held in Cambridge, MA and it has been announced that iCubeSat 2013 will be held in Ithaca, NY, iCubeSat 2014 in Pasadena, CA and locations for subsequent years have been kindly offered by a number of institutions.

iCubeSat 2012 presentations and video

June 3, 2012

At the end of a busy week, we have finally finished processing all the presentations and video captured from the live streaming. You can view all the talks, posters and supporting sessions by clicking on the items of interest listed in the updated program here. High quality video will follow next week as soon as we receive the master tapes.

iCubeSat 2012 – Day two

May 30, 2012

It’s day two of iCubeSat 2012 and the live streaming is online and can be viewed here.

Welcome to iCubeSat 2012!

May 29, 2012

The halls are buzzing with the attendees and exhibitors arriving at the first Interplanetary CubeSat Workshop. Our live streaming will be going live at about 13:55 Eastern time for a 14:00 start and you can watch and interact by visiting this page or clicking on the live streaming link on the right.

Almost time…

May 28, 2012


It’s a beautiful Memorial Day in sunny Boston and we’re putting the final touches to preparations for iCubeSat 2012. You can collect your badge and conference bag (including the book of abstracts) from 1PM onwards tomorrow (Tuesday) on the sixth floor of the MIT Media Lab (building E14, room E14-633 to be precise). We have lots of signs and maps here so you shouldn’t get too lost. If you haven’t done so already, please upload your presentation/poster and optional paper as described here today as tomorrow will be too late. As you can see from our visitor statistics map (above), this is an international interplanetary event! Details of the live streaming service for those who haven’t been able to make it will be posted here when the workshop starts at 2PM tomorrow – see you then!

Registration closes on Thursday 24th May 2012

May 22, 2012

It’s less than a week to go until the workshop and as well as our auditorium being full, our overflow area is nearly full too. If you’d like to attend, please register before 1700EST on Thursday 24th May 2012 when we expect to have to close registrations. Please note that on site registration won’t be possible as we won’t have any room and it is not permitted due to local regulations. If you can’t get in, we will be live streaming the workshop, so one way or the other we look forward to seeing you in person or virtually in Boston next week for an exciting workshop!

Program and Instructions for Authors

May 13, 2012


The provisional program for iCubeSat 2012 is now online here. If you are an author, please review the Instructions for Authors and follow the instructions for uploading your presentation / poster and optional paper. Please note that we must receive all presentations, posters and optional papers no later than the 28th May 2012 and will be operating a ‘no upload, no podium’ rule.

We have rearranged our venue to provide an extra 50 seats in an area of the exhibition hall that will be video linked to the auditorium to give more people the chance to participate on site. Approximately half of these seats have already been reserved by people on the waiting list, so we recommend registering here as soon as possible to be placed on the waiting list and have the best chance of getting one of the remaining seats. We will be contacting those who have already reserved with details of how to confirm their place shortly.

Abstracts and registration waiting list

April 6, 2012

We’re pleased to announce that we received more than 40 high quality abstracts for the workshop and expect to send out notifications to authors by April 15th as scheduled. Registration as an attendee or exhibitor has now moved to a first come first served waiting list system as we are full. If you would like to attend in either capacity, please register on the waiting list as some places will probably open up due to cancellations and we are reconfiguring the venue to accommodate additional attendees and exhibitors. We also plan to live stream the event, so please sign up via the registration form if you would like to attend that way so we can be sure to accommodate you – thanks!

Abstracts, visas, prices and exhibitors

March 16, 2012

A few quick reminders and bits of information: the deadline for submitting abstracts is just two weeks away, so please submit in good time to have the best chance of presenting as a deadline extension is unlikely given the numbers. People traveling from overseas who need a visa might find this page helpful. If you need a letter of invitation please email Registration is now $50 for students, $200 for full attendees – register before 15th April to avoid a 50% increase on that date. Finally, if you’re an exhibitor, it looks as if we’re about to sell out the exhibition area, so we’d strongly recommend registering today to avoid disappointment.

Hurry to reserve your place at the current price!

February 29, 2012

We’ve been amazed by the interest in this workshop and are gratified that we already have dozens of attendees registered from universities, organisations such as JPL and NASA, and companies large and small from around the world. We have space for a total of 106 attendees which seemed like a lot back in December, but we are running out of places, so if you intend coming please register today to guarantee your place and avoid disappointment and a 25% registration fee increase on March 15th if we still have any places left!


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