The event is open to European CubeSat industry companies and research institutes/centres, and ESA personnel with (potential) interest in CubeSat missions, systems and technologies.
CubeSats are defined here as nano-satellites whose designs are compliant with the CubeSat standard and are multiples of a single CubeSat unit (10x10x10 cm) ranging from 2 units up to 12 units. Educational CubeSats (i.e. those that are developed by universities primarily for education and training purposes) are not covered by this meeting. Nano-satellites are defined here as satellites with a mass of up to 30 kg.
The objectives of the meeting are to:
- present ESA's ongoing CubeSat/nano-sat activities
- capture the current European industry state-of-the-art, near-term developments and future priorities in CubeSat/nano-sat systems, technologies/products, payloads, and services
- discuss key issues relevant for future operational missions (e.g. radiation hardness, engineering and quality standards, bus/interface standards, frequency allocation, space-ground interface etc)
- update roadmaps for potential future CubeSat technology developments and demonstration missions in the context of ESA activities
- identify any specific proposals for follow up in the ESA technology programme