iCubeSat Program 2014


iCubeSat 2014 was held over over one and half days at The Athernaeum at the California Institute of Technology, California, USA. Please note that this conference was an open conference and did not wish to discuss information restricted by ITAR. U.S. citizens and permanent residents were responsible for ensuring that technical data presented was not restricted by ITAR and that ITAR controlled information was not discussed with non-U.S. citizens. We remind anyone wishing to take advantage of the comment functions that they should observe the same rules.


Download the conference poster here.

Tuesday, 27th May 2014

12:30 Registration  
13:30 Welcome
Michael Johnson, JA /
13:35 A.1.1. A snapshot on CubeSat related activities in Europe for Astrobiology/Chemistry and exploration
Robert Lindner, ESA, The Netherlands
13:55 A.1.2. Science goals achievable with Interplanetary CubeSats
Eric Christian, NASA GSFC, USA
14:15 A.1.3. Radio astronomy in space with CubeSat
Baptiste Cecconi, LESIA, CNRS-Obervatoire de Paris, France
14:35 A.1.4. Interplanetary ‘Bioscience’ mission initiative with CubeSat platform technology
Tae-Sung Yoon, KRIBB, Korea
14:55 Break  
15:40 A.2.1. BIRDY: interplanetary CubeSat to Mars to provide observational data at low-risk
Boris Segret, LESIA-ESEP Observatoire de Paris, France
16:00 A.2.2. OREOcube: Organics Exposure in Orbit
Andreas Elsaesser, Leiden University, The Netherlands
16:20 A.2.3. iCubeSat based Transient Asteroid and Planetesmals (TAPs) observatory
Russell Cox, Flexure Engineering, USA
16:40 Break
17:00 The Long Space Age: An Economic History of American Space Exploration
Alex MacDonald, JPL, USA
(Keck Institute for Space Studies Open Lecture)
Social Informal Dinner at ‘Rath’s Al Fresco’ on the Athenaeum lawn
(Please note that the cost of the dinner is not included in the registration fee and that only payment by cash or Athenaeum account can be accepted on the day)

Wednesday, 28th May 2014

08:00 Registration
09:00 B.1.1. Systems approach to radiation effects
Austin Williams, Tyvak Nano-Satellite Systems, USA
09:20 B.1.2. Reliability for Interplanetary CubeSats
Carl Brandon, Vermont Technical College, USA
09:40 B.1.3. A space hypervisor for CubeSats
Andrew Santangelo, sci_Zone, USA
10:00 B.1.4. Ultra-Compact Ka-Band parabolic deployable antenna for CubeSats
Jonathan Sauder, NASA JPL, USA 
10:20  Break  
11:00 A.2.4. PIXE – the Integrated eXploration Environment
Michael Johnson,, United Kingdom
11:20 B.2.6 SSL Payload Orbital Delivery System
Al Tadros, SSL, USA
11:40 B.2.3. Composite CubeSat and mission capabilities
Gustavo Cotta, Spain
12:00 B.2.4. The first flight of an electric micro propulsion system for CubeSat mission applications
Christopher Dinellie, United States Naval Academy, USA
12:20 B.2.5 CubeSat technology adaptation for in-situ characterisation of NEOs
Steven Koontz, NASA JSC, USA
12:40 Lunch Buffet lunch at The Athenaeum
14:00 B.3.4. RUNNER
Charles Swenson, Utah State University, USA 
14:20 B.3.1 Test system for payload OBC interface in PiSat
Dhananjay Kumar, PES Institute of Technology, India
14:40 B.3.2. An external-occulter formation flying solar coronagraph instrument on CubeSats
Neerav Shah, NASA GSFC, USA
15:00 B.3.3. Implementation of three axis magnetic control mode for PISAT
Shashank Nagesh Bhat, PES Institute of Technology, India
15:20 Making Interplanetary CubeSats happen – what’s there, what’s not, what’s next?
Group discussion
16:00 Conference close


P.1.1. BIRDY: an Interplanetary CubeSat to collect radiation data on the way to Mars and back to prepare the future manned missions
Boris Segret, LESIA-ESEP, Observatoire de Paris, France

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