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Abstracts, visas, prices and exhibitors

March 16, 2012

A few quick reminders and bits of information: the deadline for submitting abstracts 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. People traveling from overseas who need a visa might find this page helpful. If you need a letter of invitation please email Registration is now $50 for students, $200 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.

Hurry to reserve your place at the current price!

February 29, 2012

We’ve been amazed by the interest in this workshop and are gratified that we already have dozens of attendees registered from universities, organisations such as JPL and NASA, and companies large and small from around the world. We have space for a total of 106 attendees which seemed like a lot back in December, but we are running out of places, so if you intend coming please register today to guarantee your place and avoid disappointment and a 25% registration fee increase on March 15th if we still have any places left!

Call for papers

January 24, 2012

Download a printable copy here: iCubeSat2012CallForPapers

Download the poster here: iCubeSat2012Poster

iCubeSat, the Interplanetary CubeSat Workshop, will address the technical challenges, opportunities, and practicalities of space exploration with CubeSats. The workshop will provide a unique environment for open 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.

Keynote speakers

  • Technology:
    Mason Peck, NASA, Chief Technologist
  • Science:
    Sara Seager, MIT, Professor of Physics and Planetary Science

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 posted on the conference website. A lively social program in and around summertime Boston 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.

25th January 2012 registration opens
1st April 2012 Abstract submission deadline
15th April 2012 Notification of abstract acceptance
28th May 2012 Presentation (and optional paper) upload deadline

Please indicate your interest in presenting or attending as soon as possible by completing the registration form.


CubeSat specialists and other vendors are invited to have a look at our exhibitor information page or contact for details.


iCubeSat is an initiative of International CubeSat Consortium members at Cornell University, JA and MIT. The workshop organizers Alessandra Babuscia, Rebecca Jensen-Clem, Michael Johnson, Mary Knapp, Sara Spangelo, Lorraine Weis, and Rodrigo Zeledon can be contacted at

See you this summer in beautiful Boston!


December 9, 2011

Welcome to the website for the 1st Interplanetary CubeSat Workshop due to be held on the 29th and 30th of May 2012 in Cambridge, MA, USA. This workshop is jointly organised by Cornell University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology for the purpose of exploring this exciting new direction for space research.

More details about the workshop will be posted here as they are developed. If you would like to attend or receive more information, please email

Thank you and see you in Boston!