Call for papers

Download a printable copy here: iCubeSat2012CallForPapers

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.

Technical Program

Talks and round tables will focus on three themes: technology, science, and open collaboration.

Keynote speakers

  • Technology:
    Mason Peck, NASA, Chief Technologist
  • Science:
    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.

30th January 2012 registration opens

1st April 2012 Abstract upload 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.


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


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, Lorraine Weis, and Rodrigo Zeledon can be contacted at

See you this summer in beautiful Boston!

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