iCubeSat 2013 call for papers and registration

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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!

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