5th IAA Conference on University Satellite Missions 2020

International Academy of Astronautics

5th IAA Conference on University Satellite Missions and CubeSat Workshop

January 28-31, 2020

Roma, Italy

GAUSS and the International Academy of Astronautics (IAA) are pleased to announce that the fifth edition of the IAA Conference on University Satellite Missions and CubeSat Workshop will take place on January 28-31, 2020 in Rome.
Following the successful tradition, the Conference dedicated to CubeSats technology will be organized by GAUSS Srl and sponsored by the International Academy of Astronautics (IAA), European Space Agency (ESA) and American Astronautical Society (AAS).

The event is organized by GAUSS Srl together with the International Academy of Astronautics (IAA) every two years.
The Conference offers technical sessions on launch opportunities for universities, ground segment operations, space debris, new perspectives in microsatellites application and several presentations dedicated to CubeSats missions, furthermore this year there will be also a dedicated topic on interplanetary missions especially to Mars.
It is a notable opportunity to interact with insiders and students of the Small Satellite Community, participating in such a specialized forum on the CubeSats domain.
Participants have the opportunity of presenting a Paper on the related topics, upon Abstract approval. The Papers submitted for the Conference will be indexed and published as Proceedings in a dedicated volume of the American Astronautical Society “Advances in the Astronautical Sciences” series by Univelt, Inc. , USA.

Best papers will be published in Acta Astronautica after peer review.
The ESA Education Office offers to a number of  three students the opportunity to attend the 5th IAA Conference on University Satellite Missions & CubeSat Workshop.

The Conference will gather professionals, researchers, professors and students who are involved in the Small Satellite Community to enhance knowledge and to create a large network.


The Conference will offer technical sessions on:
•    Space Mission Overview, Current and Future University Satellite Missions, Launch opportunities, Ground Segment and Station Networks, Space Debris;
•    New Perspectives in the Application of Microsatellites;
•    CubeSats Activities Overview, CubeSats Subsystems and Payloads, Interplanetary CubeSats Perspectives, PocketQubeSat Activities. Formation flight missions;
•    CubeSat on Mars perspectives.


January 28-31, 2020
Palazzo Rospigliosi, Via XXIV Maggio 43, Rome, Italy


The deadline for abstract submission is November 30th, 2019.
To submit your abstract, please visit the conference website at https://www.gaussteam.com/conferences/5th-iaa-conference/


Jean-Michel Contant
Mikhail Ovchinnikov
Filippo Graziani
Anna Guerman
Heiner Klinkrad
Paolo Teofilatto
David Spencer
Benjamin K. Malphrus
Fernando Aguado Agelet
Leon Alkalai
Arun Misra
Antonio Viviani
Chantal Cappelletti
Sergei Schmalz


Abstract Submission                              November 30th, 2019

ESA Students Sponsorships deadline       December 16th, 2019

Abstract Acceptance Notification              December 20th, 2019

Early bird registration deadline               December 30th, 2019


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