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Abstracts, student competition, registration, travel and exhibitors

March 18, 2013

A few quick reminders and bits of information: the deadline for submitting abstracts and entries for the student competition is just two weeks away, so please submit in good time to have the best chance of presenting as a deadline extension is unlikely given the numbers. We’ve put up some hotel and travel information here. Registration is now $49 for students, $199 for full attendees – register before 15th April to avoid a 50% increase on that date. Finally, if you’re an exhibitor, it looks as if we’re about to sell out the exhibition area, so we’d strongly recommend registering today to avoid disappointment.

iCubeSat 2013 call for papers and registration

January 8, 2013

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Download the conference poster here

iCubeSat 2013, the 2nd Interplanetary CubeSat Workshop, will address the technical challenges, opportunities, and practicalities of interplanetary space exploration with CubeSats. With dozens of attendees and exhibitors already registered (more than 150 people participated last year), 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 archived on the conference website. A lively social program in and around summertime Ithaca will be arranged for participants and their guests.

Student Scholarship Competition

This year we are very pleased to 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 available at

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.

11th August 2012 Registration opens at

31st March 2013 Student Scholarship Competition paper upload deadline

1st April 2013 Abstract upload deadline

15th April 2013 Notification of abstract acceptance

24th May 2013 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 exhbition opportunities.


The second Interplanetary CubeSat Workshop will be held on or near the Cornell University campus, Ithaca, New York, USA on Tuesday, May 28th and Wednesday May 29th, 2013.


The organising committee can be contacted at

See you in beautiful Ithaca!

Student Paper Scholarship Competition

November 26, 2012

The iCubeSat 2013 organising committee are pleased to announce the iCubeSat Scholarship Competition.

The competition is open to any undergraduate or postgraduate student registered in a full time or part time degree at the time of submitting their paper via the online submission system. Students are asked to submit papers for consideration by a panel of judges from the Interplanetary CubeSat community by 31st March 2013. Full details can be found on the Scholarship Competition page here.

We look forward to receiving your paper – good luck!

iCubeSat 2013 preliminary call for papers and registration

August 13, 2012


We are happy to confirm that iCubeSat 2013, the 2nd Interplanetary CubeSat workshop will be held in Ithaca, New York on or near the Cornell University campus on the 28th and 29th May 2013. The preliminary call for papers can be found here.

Registration is now open and we would encourage you to register your intention to attend the workshop (no payment will be requested at this time) as soon as possible to help us ensure that our venue is big enough to accommodate everyone. You can download the conference poster here or email if you would like us to send you one.

You can register today via the registration form here – we look forward to seeing you in beautiful Ithaca!

What is iCubeSat?

August 11, 2012

iCubeSat was created in 2011 by JA as a neutral, non-profit, open source, open access forum for anyone with an interest in the concept of Interplanetary CubeSats to present, disseminate and archive their ideas, work, tools, techniques and other relevant items for anyone interested in the peaceful exploration of space.

Its first major event was the first Interplanetary CubeSat Workshop which was organised with the help of a committee invited by JA with members with academic, commercial and non-profit affiliations. Funding to allow the workshop to take place was generously provided by more than 100 academic, commercial and non-profit entities and private individuals through donations in kind, sponsorship and registration fees.

The location of the workshop moves from year to year: iCubeSat 2012 was held in Cambridge, MA and it has been announced that iCubeSat 2013 will be held in Ithaca, NY, iCubeSat 2014 in Pasadena, CA and locations for subsequent years have been kindly offered by a number of institutions.

iCubeSat 2012 presentations and video

June 3, 2012

At the end of a busy week, we have finally finished processing all the presentations and video captured from the live streaming. You can view all the talks, posters and supporting sessions by clicking on the items of interest listed in the updated program here. High quality video will follow next week as soon as we receive the master tapes.

iCubeSat 2012 – Day two

May 30, 2012

It’s day two of iCubeSat 2012 and the live streaming is online and can be viewed here.

Welcome to iCubeSat 2012!

May 29, 2012

The halls are buzzing with the attendees and exhibitors arriving at the first Interplanetary CubeSat Workshop. Our live streaming will be going live at about 13:55 Eastern time for a 14:00 start and you can watch and interact by visiting this page or clicking on the live streaming link on the right.

Almost time…

May 28, 2012


It’s a beautiful Memorial Day in sunny Boston and we’re putting the final touches to preparations for iCubeSat 2012. You can collect your badge and conference bag (including the book of abstracts) from 1PM onwards tomorrow (Tuesday) on the sixth floor of the MIT Media Lab (building E14, room E14-633 to be precise). We have lots of signs and maps here so you shouldn’t get too lost. If you haven’t done so already, please upload your presentation/poster and optional paper as described here today as tomorrow will be too late. As you can see from our visitor statistics map (above), this is an international interplanetary event! Details of the live streaming service for those who haven’t been able to make it will be posted here when the workshop starts at 2PM tomorrow – see you then!

Registration closes on Thursday 24th May 2012

May 22, 2012

It’s less than a week to go until the workshop and as well as our auditorium being full, our overflow area is nearly full too. If you’d like to attend, please register before 1700EST on Thursday 24th May 2012 when we expect to have to close registrations. Please note that on site registration won’t be possible as we won’t have any room and it is not permitted due to local regulations. If you can’t get in, we will be live streaming the workshop, so one way or the other we look forward to seeing you in person or virtually in Boston next week for an exciting workshop!