iCubeSat 2017 call for papers and registration


iCubeSat 2017, the 6th 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 Cambridge 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.

1st June 2016 Registration opens at

1st April 2017 Abstract upload deadline

15th April 2017 Notification of abstract acceptance

26th May 2017 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 sixth Interplanetary CubeSat Workshop will be held at or near the University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom on Tuesday, May 30th and Wednesday May 31st, 2017.


The organising committee can be contacted at

See you in Cambridge!

Notes for participants


Talks should be in Microsoft PowerPoint or Adobe Acrobat format and uploaded to the conference organisers using the link provided in your acceptance email no later than the Friday before the workshop using the link provided in your acceptance email.

In addition to the file that will be used to display your presentation at the workshop, please also provide an Adobe Acrobat version that will be made available for download from the workshop website.

Video files that you do not wish to embed in your presentation should be uploaded as a separate file using the same link. If they require any special codecs to be installed, please let us have the details when you upload the file.


Posters should be A0 format and either portrait (preferred) or landscape. A PDF version of your poster should also be uploaded to the conference organisers using the link provided in your acceptance email.

If you wish to display a piece of hardware on a table in front of your poster, please let us know by the Friday before the workshop so we can make the necessary arrangements.

Questions? Email the organising committee at

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