The Planetary CubeSats Symposium

An activity of Goddard’s Planetary Cubesat Science Institute (PCSI)


The Planetary CubeSats/Smallsats Symposiums are held annually at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, with the participation of CubeSat scientists and developers. Discussions include current missions, mission concepts, and opportunities for future mission selections. The sessions also include panel discussions about strategic and technical aspects of planetary CubeSats, and an afternoon poster session provides mission proposers the opportunity to meet with vendors and suppliers.

Schedule of the 2018 symposium

Day 1 - Thursday August 16th 2018

09:00-09:30 Welcome - Chair: Geronimo Villanueva
09:00-09:05 Geronimo Villanueva, Welcome and initial remarks
09:05-09:15 Christyl Johnson / Paul Mahaffy, Opening remarks
09:15-09:20 Brook Lakew, Planetary CubeSats aims and objectives (download)
09:20-09:30 Lori Glaze (HQ), NASA Planetary Division Present and Future (download)
 
09:30-10:30 Lessons learned session – Chair: Larry Kepko
09:30-09:50 Tom Johnson Small Satellite Office lead (WFF) (download)
09:50-10:10 Mike Johnson (GSFC) (download)
10:10-10:30 Andy Klesh JPL (MARCO / INSPIRE) (download)
 
10:30-11:00 break
 
11:00-12:30 Mission concepts and ideas – Chairs: V. Cottini and T. Stubbs
11:00-11:15 Barbara Cohen (GSFC), Flashlight lunar mission (download)
11:15-11:30 Rob Ebert (SWRI), JUMPER Jupiter mission (download)
11:30-11:45 Tilak Hewagama (GSFC), PROVE cometary mission (download)
11:45-12:00 John Leckey / Kunio Sayanagi (LaRC / Hampton Univ.), SNAP mission (download)
12:00-12:15 Jared Espley (GSFC), Mars mission (download)
12:15-12:30 Charles Hibbitts (JHU/APL), The Lunar WATER Cubesat Mission Concept (download, video [350 Mb])
 
12:30-1:30 Lunch break
 
01:30-03:00 Cubesat instrumentation – Chairs: S. Guzewich and T. Hewagama
01:30-01:45 Craig Hardgrove (ASU), Neutron spectrometers (download)
01:45-02:00 Joseph Howard (GSFC), Miniaturized optical systems for CubeSats (download)
02:00-02:15 Matt McLinden (GSFC), Microwave instrumentation for CubeSats (download)
02:15-02:30 Matt Clark (MSSS), Cameras and imaging devices (download)
02:30-02:45 Chris Mann (Nanohmics), Microconcentrators for compact imaging (download)
02:45-03:00 Quintin Schiller (GSFC), a Miniaturized Particle Telescope (download)
03:00-03:15 Tim Stubbs (GSFC), the BOLAS mission to the moon (download)
 
03:00-03:30 break
03:30-04:30 posters
 
05:30 Group dinner (meals/drinks not covered)

Chevys, 7511 Greenbelt Rd, Greenbelt, MD 20770
Price: $30 (includes buffet, soft-drinks, dessert, taxes and tip), cash preferred
 

Day 2 - Friday August 17th 2018

09:00-10:00 Cubesat architectures – Chair: Tilak Hewagama
09:00-09:15 Ben Cervantes (WFF), Cubesats architectures at WFF (download)
09:15-09:30 Colby Goodloe (GSFC), Bus at Goddard (Dellingr/Ex) (download)
09:30-09:45 Michael VanWoerkom (Exoterra), Modern and advanced buses (download)
09:45-10:00 Ying Lin (JPL), CUPID’s Venus mission and JPL buses (download)
 
10:00-10:30 Subsystems I (Propulsion) – Chair: Dave Folta
10:00-10:15 Khary Parker (GSFC), Propulsion systems (download)
10:15-10:30 Dan Courtney (Busek), Propulsion systems (download)
 
10:30-11:00 break
 
11:00-12:30 Subsystems II – Chair: Cudmore and Le Moigne
11:00-11:15 Dave Folta (GSFC), Navigation (download)
11:15-11:30 Dan Hegel (Blue Canyon), GN&C (download)
11:30-11:45 Alan Cudmore (GSFC), Goddard CubeSat Flight Software (download)
11:45-12:00 Mark Bailey (MMA), Photovoltaic systems (download)
12:00-12:15 Marta Shelton (WFF), Comms (download)
12:15-12:30 Will Mast (WFF), Systems Engineering in CubeSat missions (download)
 
12:30-1:30 Lunch
 
01:30-03:00 The future of cubesats, new opportunities – Chair: Michael Johnson
01:30-01:50 Rainee Simons (HQ, MATISSE), Instruments for CubeSats and SmallSats (download)
01:50-02:10 Ben Bussey (HQ), Rideshare with LOP (Lunar) (download)
02:10-02:30 Open discussion
 
02:30 Symposium adjourn
 

Poster presentations


Registration

Registration is now closed.

Oral talks

Oral talks are all 15/20 mins in length except where otherwise indicated in the program. A laptop computer will be provided for presentations. Presenters will not be permitted to use their own computers to present, to avoid lengthy hand-overs between talks, unless exception circumstances apply. If you need to use your own computer (e.g. due to a need for custom display software) please contact the organizers – your talk may be moved to the end of the session in this case. Please bring your talk on a USB memory stick to the front of the room between 8:00-8:30 am for uploading and checking/testing, or preferably send by e-mail the day before to geronimo.villanueva@nasa.gov. Presentations should be designed either as PowerPoint (PPTX), or provided as PDF files if designed using other software. After the event, talks will be uploaded to the website, unless the presenter requests otherwise. Speakers will be given 12 mins for each talk, followed by 3 mins for changeover. Questions will be taken at the end of each session.

Posters

Posters will be presented on a 36"x48" format. Poster presenters who are requesting a table to show hardware or set-up a laptop, and/or electrical connections, should e-mail geronimo.villanueva@nasa.gov to make arrangements a week before the conference.

Remote participation

The meeting will be broadcasted online via 'ustream.tv'. The presentations will be also recorded, and attendees are encouraged to discuss with the speakers during the breaks if they have requests for electronic copies of any presented materials. Photography of posters must be with permission of the poster presenter.
 
Remote video-conference access
 

Logistics

Plan to arrive at the Badge Pickup point (Visitor Center) between 730 and 800 AM if you are a visitor and collecting a badge. Park in the visitor lot and proceed inside the reception building to collect your badge. Photo ID is required for US citizens and non-citizens. Green-card holders should also bring their green-cards. The Symposium is taking place in the building 34 Auditorium (B34-W150, first floor, see map). After collecting your badge you can return to your car and drive to Building 34, showing your badge and photo ID to the guard at the gate. Park in any nearby parking lot (see map), except for marked reserved or disabled spaces. Coffee will be available prior to the start of the Symposium at 8:00-8:30 outside the room.
 

Organizing committee

Geronimo Villanueva (GSFC, chair)
Valeria Cottini (UMD/GSFC)
Alan Cudmore (GSFC)
Dave Folta (GSFC)
Scott Guzewich (GSFC)
Tilak Hewagama (UMD/GSFC)
Michael Johnson (GSFC)
Larry Kepko (GSFC)
Jacqueline Le Moigne (GSFC)
Timothy Stubbs (GSFC)

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