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Almost time again…

May 27, 2013

It’s the end of a busy but beautiful Memorial Day in sunny Ithaca and we’re putting the finishing touches to preparations for iCubeSat 2013. You can collect your badge and conference bag from 12:30PM onwards tomorrow (Tuesday) in the Ballroom Foyer of the Statler Hotel. There are maps here and many helpful hotel people so you shouldn’t get too lost. If you haven’t done so already, please upload your presentation and optional paper so we can have everything setup and ready to go as soon as possible – thanks!

Program online

May 26, 2013

The outline program for iCubeSat 2013 is now online here. If you are an author, please review the Instructions for Authors for instructions for uploading your presentation and optional paper. Please note that we would be grateful if presenters would ensure that we receive all presentations and optional papers by midday the 28th May 2013 at the latest.

Registration closes on Friday 24th May 2013

May 21, 2013

It’s less than a week to go until the workshop and if you’d like to attend please make sure you register before 1700 EST on Friday 24th May 2012 when we expect to have to close registrations (due to limited capacity). Please note that on site registration or payment will not be possible due to local regulations.

The workshop is being held at The Statler Hotel, Cornell University – instructions for getting to the venue and for booking rooms at a special rate can be found here. The registration and exhibition will open at 12:30 on Tuesday 28th May 2013 and close on Wednesday 29th at 1600 – the program will be posted shortly.

We look forward to seeing you in Ithaca next week for an exciting workshop!

Deadline extensions / NASA travel rules

April 1, 2013

As a result of requests for deadline extensions from those affected by the new sequester driven NASA travel rules, we have modified the conference deadlines for everyone as follows:

3rd May 2013 31st March 2013 Student Scholarship Competition paper upload deadline

3rd May 2013 1st April 2013 Abstract upload deadline

6th May 2013 15th April 2013 Notification of abstract acceptance

Those who have already submitted abstracts will receive notifications of abstract acceptance as per the original timetable (15th April 2013). Please do not hesitate to contact if you have any questions or require any other assistance. We look forward to seeing you in Ithaca!

Abstracts, student competition, registration, travel and exhibitors

March 18, 2013

A few quick reminders and bits of information: the deadline for submitting abstracts and entries for the student competition 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. We’ve put up some hotel and travel information here. Registration is now $49 for students, $199 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.

iCubeSat 2013 call for papers and registration

January 8, 2013

Cayuga Lake and Cornell University3U CubeSatClean room

Download the conference poster here

iCubeSat 2013, the 2nd Interplanetary CubeSat Workshop, will address the technical challenges, opportunities, and practicalities of interplanetary space exploration with CubeSats. With dozens of attendees and exhibitors already registered (more than 150 people participated last year), the workshop provides a unique environment for open wide ranging practical collaboration between academic researchers, industry professionals, policy makers and students developing this new and rapidly growing field.

Technical Program

Talks and round tables will focus on three themes: technology, science, and open collaboration. 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 archived on the conference website. A lively social program in and around summertime Ithaca will be arranged for participants and their guests.

Student Scholarship Competition

This year we are very pleased to be able to announce the iCubeSat Scholarship Competition, open to any undergraduate or postgraduate student, judged by a panel drawn from academica and industry. Details available at

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.

11th August 2012 Registration opens at

31st March 2013 Student Scholarship Competition paper upload deadline

1st April 2013 Abstract upload deadline

15th April 2013 Notification of abstract acceptance

24th May 2013 Presentation (and optional paper) upload deadline

Please confirm your interest in presenting or attending as soon as possible (to assist us size the venue) by completing the registration form.


CubeSat specialists and other vendors are invited to contact for details of exhbition opportunities.


The second Interplanetary CubeSat Workshop will be held on or near the Cornell University campus, Ithaca, New York, USA on Tuesday, May 28th and Wednesday May 29th, 2013.


The organising committee can be contacted at

See you in beautiful Ithaca!

Student Paper Scholarship Competition

November 26, 2012

The iCubeSat 2013 organising committee are pleased to announce the iCubeSat Scholarship Competition.

The competition is open to any undergraduate or postgraduate student registered in a full time or part time degree at the time of submitting their paper via the online submission system. Students are asked to submit papers for consideration by a panel of judges from the Interplanetary CubeSat community by 31st March 2013. Full details can be found on the Scholarship Competition page here.

We look forward to receiving your paper – good luck!

iCubeSat 2013 preliminary call for papers and registration

August 13, 2012


We are happy to confirm that iCubeSat 2013, the 2nd Interplanetary CubeSat workshop will be held in Ithaca, New York on or near the Cornell University campus on the 28th and 29th May 2013. The preliminary call for papers can be found here.

Registration is now open and we would encourage you to register your intention to attend the workshop (no payment will be requested at this time) as soon as possible to help us ensure that our venue is big enough to accommodate everyone. You can download the conference poster here or email if you would like us to send you one.

You can register today via the registration form here – we look forward to seeing you in beautiful Ithaca!

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.


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