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!
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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!
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.
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!
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 committee@iCubeSat.org. 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.
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!
Download a printable copy here: iCubeSat2012CallForPapers
Download the poster here: iCubeSat2012Poster
iCubeSat, the Interplanetary CubeSat Workshop, will address the technical challenges, opportunities, and practicalities of space exploration with CubeSats. The workshop will provide a unique environment for open practical collaboration between academic researchers, industry professionals, policy makers, and students developing this new and rapidly growing field.
Talks and round tables will focus on three themes: technology, science, and open collaboration.
Mason Peck, NASA, Chief Technologist
Sara Seager, MIT, Professor of Physics and Planetary Science
The program will also include unconference sessions to provide additional opportunities to engage with the interplanetary CubeSat community and potential collaborators. Talks and supporting material will be streamed and posted on the conference website. A lively social program in and around summertime Boston will be arranged for participants and their guests.
Abstract Submission and Dates
Talks on astrodynamics, attitude control and determination systems, citizen science, communications, landers, launch opportunities, open source approaches, outreach, payloads, policy, power systems, propulsion, reentry systems, ride-shares, science missions, software, standardization, structures, systems engineering, and other related topics are all welcome.
|25th January 2012||iCubeSat.org registration opens|
|1st April 2012||Abstract submission deadline|
|15th April 2012||Notification of abstract acceptance|
|28th May 2012||Presentation (and optional paper) upload deadline|
Please indicate your interest in presenting or attending as soon as possible by completing the registration form.
iCubeSat is an initiative of International CubeSat Consortium members at Cornell University, JA and MIT. The workshop organizers Alessandra Babuscia, Rebecca Jensen-Clem, Michael Johnson, Mary Knapp, Sara Spangelo, Lorraine Weis, and Rodrigo Zeledon can be contacted at committee@iCubeSat.org
See you this summer in beautiful Boston!
Welcome to the website for the 1st Interplanetary CubeSat Workshop due to be held on the 29th and 30th of May 2012 in Cambridge, MA, USA. This workshop is jointly organised by Cornell University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology for the purpose of exploring this exciting new direction for space research.
More details about the workshop will be posted here as they are developed. If you would like to attend or receive more information, please email committee@iCubeSat.org
Thank you and see you in Boston!