Citizen scientists who are interested in nanosatellites should check out two upcoming workshops.

First, the CubeSat Project is holding its 9th Annual Developer’s Workshop at the Cal Poly campus on April 18-20. Presenters include representatives of NASA, USAF, and numerous universities as well as launch providers such as United Space Alliance and CubeSat hardware suppliers like Pumpkin, Inc. A preliminary schedule is posted here.

Registration deadline is April 6. Fee is $220 ($70 for students) for the entire event or $80 ($30 for students) for one day. The registration page is located here.

Next, the 1st Interplanetary CubeSat Workshop will be held in Cambridge, Massachusetts on May 29-30. The Interplanetary CubeSat Workshop is a new conference aimed at CubeSat missions going beyond low Earth orbit. A joint initiative of MIT and Cornell University, the conference will alternative between Cambridge and Ithaca. Keynote speakers for this year’s workshop will be NASA chief technologist Dr. Mason Peck and Dr. Sara Seager, professor of physics and planetary science at MIT.

call for papers is now available. The deadline for submitting an abstract is April 1 (no fooling), so if you want to present at the workshop, please hurry. Registration is currently $200 ($50 for students). Those prices will increase by 50% on April 15.

Written by Astro1 on March 21st, 2012 , Events, Nanosatellites

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