iCubeSat Program 2019

iCubeSat 2019 was held over two days at Politecnico di Milano, Milan, Italy. Please note that the conference was an open conference and did not wish to discuss information restricted by ITAR or other export controls. 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. Conference attendees were required to ensure that their presentations and discussions comply with the relevant export controls of their own country, Italy, and the European Union and those using the comments facility of the website are reminded that they should do the same.

Tuesday, 28th May 2019

09:00 Registration  
09:30 Welcome
Michael Johnson, Imperial / PocketSpacecraft
Francesco Topputo, Politecnico di Milano
09:50 A.1.1. ESA Roadmap on Interplanetary CubeSats
Roger Walker, ESA, The Netherlands
10:10 A.1.3. DLR developments and application ideas for interplanetary CubeSats
Jens Biele et al, DLR RB-MUSC, Germany
10:30 A.1.4. PIXE 2019: Integrated eXploration Environment
Michael Johnson et al, PocketSpacecraft, China/UK/USA
10:50 A.1.5. Breakthrough Foundation the Search for Life
S. Pete Worden et al, Breakthrough Foundation, U.S.A.
11:10  Break
11:40 A.2.1. ArgoMoon: design and development of a reliable and flexible SmallSat for deep space
Valerio Di Tana et al, Argotec Srl, Italy
12:00 A.2.2. LUMIO CubeSat: Toward a Lunar Situational Awareness
Francesco Topputo et al, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
12:20 A.2.3. A Hybrid Rocket CubeSat Lunar Surface Payload Vehicle
MJ Rinehart et al, Drexel University, U.S.A.
12:40 A.2.4. System design concept of Mars Intelligent Imaging & Atmospheric Research CubeSat Constellation using Distributed Deep Learning (MIIAR)
Rashedul Huq et al, North South University, Bangladesh
13:00 A.2.5. Monitoring Mars’ Atmospheric Dynamics: From an Areostationary SmallSat Concept to a “MultiSat” Concept
Luca Montabone et al, Space Science Institute, USA
13:20 Lunch + Poster session
14:20 A.3.1. MARIO: A Stand-Alone 16U CubeSat to Mars
Karthik Venkatesh Mani et al, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
14:40 A.3.2. BIRDY: an interplanetary CubeSat to Small Solar System Bodies
Daniel Hestroffer, IMCCE/Paris Observatory/PSL, France
15:00 A.3.3. A design trajectory strategy for Phobos small satellite mission
Pierpaolo Nigido et al, University of Naples “Federico II”, Italy
15:20 A.4.1. ESA’s Hera Cubesats Missions to Asteroid Didymos
Borja Garcia Gutierrex, Telespazio VEGA UK Ltd for ESA, The Netherlands
15:40 A.4.2. Development of the Juventas CubeSat for Hera
Hannah Goldberg et al, GomSpace, Denmark
16:00  Break
16:30 A.3.4. CubeSat complemented Radio science Small body exploration: Survey of Phobos and HO3
Hongru Chen et al, Observatoire de Paris, France

16:50 A.3.5. ESA F-Class mission candidate AI3: A mothership/daughters concept to deliver CubeSats to an asteroid
Patrick Bambach et al, Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research, Germany
17:10 B.1.2. SUPER-SHARP: The route to metre class CubeSat space telescopes for Astronomy, Space and Planetary Science
George Hawker et al, University of Cambridge, U.K.
17:30 A.1.2. The MILO Institute: A New Model for Deep Space Exploration
Jim Bell et al, ASU, U.S.A.
19:00 Social Informal dinner

Wednesday, 29th May 2019

09:00  Registration
09:30 B.1.1. The CUTE Small Satellite Mission
Luca Fossati, Space Research Institute, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Austria
09:50 B.4.4. Reform & Re-Evaluation of Planetary Protection Policy in the Contemporary Era of Interplanetary CubeSat Utilisation and Development
Sam Arne Whalley, Malmö University, Sweden
10:10 B.1.3. FEES: Flexible Experimental Embedded Satellite
Giulio Morelli et al, GP Advanced Projects, Italy
10:30 B.2.4. X-CubeSat post mission analysis
Nicolas Lequette et al, École polytechnique, France
10:50 B.1.5. New Developments in Radiation-hardened solutions for CubeSats
Ross Bannatyne, VORAGO Technologies, U.S.A.
11:10  Break
11:40 B.2.1. Alternative communications approach to deep-space missions
Janis Dalbins et al, University of Tartu, Estonia
12:00 B.2.2. Deep Space Communication and Exploration of Solar System Through Inter-Lagrangian Data Relay Satellite Constellation
Monirul Islam et al, North South University, Bangladesh
12:20 B.2.3. The Frontier Radio Virtual Radio: A Small, Powerful, and Reliable Platform for Communications and More
Michael O’Neill, JHU APL, U.S.A.
12:40 B.2.5. Neural Attitude Control: Nanosatellite attitude control with Deep Reinforcement Learning
Andrea Cini et al, Argotec srl, Italy
13:00 U.1.1. CubeSat Metadata
Nico Carver et al, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, U.S.A.
13:20  Lunch + unconference session
14:20 B.3.1. Latest Progress of Micro-Propulsion Development Activities In BICE
Xuhui Liu et al, Beijing Institute of Control Engineering, China
14:40 B.3.2. Flight data of the IFM Nano Thruster on recent satellite applications
Tony Schönherr et al, Enpulsion, Austria
15:00 B.3.3. Vacuum Expanded Therm-Ionic Propulsion System for CubSats
Sneha Gayen et al, SRM IST, India
15:20 B.3.5. Innovative Xenon/Krypton FMS (Feed Management System) for Electric Propulsion
Pascal Barbier et al, Air Liquide Advanced Technologies, France
15:40  Break
16:10 B.4.1. REGULUS electric propulsion module and its integration into UniSat-7
Alessia Gloder et al, T4i, Italy
16:30 B.4.2. Magnetic Sloshing Damping in Microgravity
Álvaro Romero-Calvo et al, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
16:50 A.4.4. A CubeSat Concept Supporting the First Chinese Asteroid Exploration Mission
Lihua Zhang, DFH Satellite Co.Ltd., China
17:10 A.4.5. The search for life on other planets with low cost space missions
Peter Klupar et al, Breakthrough Initiatives, U.S.A.


P.1.2. CUTE data simulator and reduction pipeline
Sreejith Aickara Gopinathan et al, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Austria
P.1.3. Generic Tool for planning ‘Sequence Of Events’ for small satellite missions
Roshini Muralidhar et al, PES University, India
P.1.4. Payload of the 3-U ManitobaSAT-1 Cubesat for Space Weathering Studies
Edward Cloutis et al, University of Winnipeg, Canada
P.1.5. An investigation into the paradigm of risk for CubeSats in deep space
Sachin Reddy et al, University College London, U.K.

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