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T-1 day and counting…

May 26, 2014

It’s a beautiful sunny Memorial Day in Pasadena with an amazing blue sky and not a cloud to be seen as we get everything ready for iCubeSat 2014 tomorrow. The workshop is easy to find – just go in through the imposing front door of The Athenaeum from the car park (free to use for all iCubeSat 2014 attendees), turn right and you’re there. There’s a map of the campus here and lots of friendly people around if you get lost.

Registration will close at midnight tonight (Monday) and due to local rules and regulations it won’t be possible to register or pay on site, so you need to make sure that you have done both today to avoid disappointment. If you haven’t done so already, please upload your presentation and optional paper here so we can have everything setup and ready to go as soon as possible.

See you tomorrow from 12:30!

iCubeSat 2014 program and file upload

May 21, 2014

The iCubeSat 2014 program is now available online here. If you are presenting, please upload your presentation and optional paper via the form here.  If you have any problems uploading please contact – thank you!

iCubeSat 2014 venue and directions

May 21, 2014

iCubeSat 2014 is being held at The Athenaeum at the California Institute of Technology. The Athenaeum is in the south east corner of the main Caltech campus at the junction of E. California Blvd and South Hill Avenue – a map and directions can be found here.

iCubeSat 2014 acceptances sent out

April 22, 2014

Thank you to everyone who submitted abstracts for consideration for presentation at iCubeSat 2014. We have received  submissions from groups from around the Americas, Asia and Europe and sent out the acceptances earlier this month. If you have any questions, please contact

We’re looking forward to a great workshop – if you haven’t registered already, please complete your registration as soon as possible via this form – thank you. See you in Pasadena!

iCubeSat 2014 call for papers and registration

July 17, 2013

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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.

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

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!

iCubeSat 2013 presentations

June 1, 2013


At the end of a busy week we have finally posted most of the presentations here. We’re still waiting for clearance for a few which will be posted as soon as we receive them. We’d like to thank everyone who supported us this year and it was great to see the results of collaborations started at last years workshop, and see exciting new ones struck up over dinner and in the corridors this year. We hope you’ll join us again next year in sunny Pasadena, CA on Tuesday 27th and Wednesday 28th May 2014 on or near the Caltech campus – see you then!

Almost time again…

May 27, 2013

It’s the end of a busy but beautiful Memorial Day in sunny Ithaca and we’re putting the finishing touches to preparations for iCubeSat 2013. You can collect your badge and conference bag from 12:30PM onwards tomorrow (Tuesday) in the Ballroom Foyer of the Statler Hotel. There are maps here and many helpful hotel people so you shouldn’t get too lost. If you haven’t done so already, please upload your presentation and optional paper so we can have everything setup and ready to go as soon as possible – thanks!

Program online

May 26, 2013

The outline program for iCubeSat 2013 is now online here. If you are an author, please review the Instructions for Authors for instructions for uploading your presentation and optional paper. Please note that we would be grateful if presenters would ensure that we receive all presentations and optional papers by midday the 28th May 2013 at the latest.

Registration closes on Friday 24th May 2013

May 21, 2013

It’s less than a week to go until the workshop and if you’d like to attend please make sure you register before 1700 EST on Friday 24th May 2012 when we expect to have to close registrations (due to limited capacity). Please note that on site registration or payment will not be possible due to local regulations.

The workshop is being held at The Statler Hotel, Cornell University – instructions for getting to the venue and for booking rooms at a special rate can be found here. The registration and exhibition will open at 12:30 on Tuesday 28th May 2013 and close on Wednesday 29th at 1600 – the program will be posted shortly.

We look forward to seeing you in Ithaca next week for an exciting workshop!

Deadline extensions / NASA travel rules

April 1, 2013

As a result of requests for deadline extensions from those affected by the new sequester driven NASA travel rules, we have modified the conference deadlines for everyone as follows:

3rd May 2013 31st March 2013 Student Scholarship Competition paper upload deadline

3rd May 2013 1st April 2013 Abstract upload deadline

6th May 2013 15th April 2013 Notification of abstract acceptance

Those who have already submitted abstracts will receive notifications of abstract acceptance as per the original timetable (15th April 2013). Please do not hesitate to contact if you have any questions or require any other assistance. We look forward to seeing you in Ithaca!