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USRA Research Opportunity – Achieving Science Goals with Cubesats (Symposium Sept 2-3, 2015)

USRA Research Opportunity

Research Area(s):
Astronomy & Astrophysics, Earth Science, Education & Outreach, Heliophysics, Information Technology/Computer Science, Instrumentation, Intern Opportunities, Materials, Microgravity, Planetary Science, Power & Propulsion, Robotics, Space Life Sciences, Spacecraft Design, Systems Engineering, Unmanned Aerial Systems

Achieving Science Goals with Cubesats – Symposium Sept 2-3, 2015

The National Academy of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine’s Committee on Achieving Science Goals with CubeSats is hosting a community symposium on September 2-3 at the Beckman Center in Irvine, CA, to explore the feasibility of obtaining high-priority science data using CubeSats. The symposium will feature a series of panel discussions among scientists and technologists in the areas of Earth science, solar and space physics (heliophysics), planetary science, astronomy and astrophysics, as well as technology that enables CubeSats, technology development enabled by CubeSats, and industry capabilities. The panels will explore science goals, how these goals could be achieved using CubeSats, and the potential for new science that is enabled by CubeSats. These discussions will be framed by current CubeSat technological capabilities and those anticipated in the near future.

The Committee is also soliciting posters as critical inputs to the symposium that will be displayed at a poster session. Posters should be targeted to one or more of the following: current CubeSat missions and science results, CubeSat mission concepts, or technology that enables CubeSat science missions. Of particular interest are posters concerning CubeSat-enabled microgravity science.

More information about the Symposium, registration instructions, and poster title submission are available at

For more information about the Committee, which is reviewing the current state of the scientific potential and technological promise of CubeSats, see
This committee is chaired by Prof. Thomas H. Zurbuchen, Professor for Space Science and Aerospace Engineering, University of Michigan.

Point of Contact:
Dr. James Lochner
Director, University Communications and Engagement

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