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Download the conference poster here

iCubeSat 2014, the 3rd Interplanetary CubeSat Workshop, will address the technical challenges, opportunities, and practicalities of interplanetary space exploration with CubeSats. 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 streamed and archived on the conference website. A lively social program in and around summertime Pasadena will be arranged for participants and their guests.

Student Scholarship Competition

We are very pleased to again 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 will available soon.

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.

1st June 2013 Registration opens at

31st March 2014 Student Scholarship Competition paper upload deadline

1st April 2014 Abstract upload deadline

15th April 2014 Notification of abstract acceptance

23rd May 2014 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 exhibition opportunities.


The third Interplanetary CubeSat Workshop will be held on or near the California Institute of Technology campus, Pasadena, California, USA on Tuesday, May 27th and Wednesday May 28th, 2014.


The organising committee can be contacted at

See you in sunny Pasadena!

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