6U CubeSat Low Cost Space Missions Workshop

17th - 18th July, 2012
Advanced Instrumentation and Technology Centre (AITC)
Mt Stromlo Observatory, Canberra

The 2012 NASA CubeSat Launch Initiative includes 6U CubeSat satellites. A 6U CubeSat (~33 x 10 x 22 cm, ≤ 8kg) has 4 times the payload capacity of a 3U CubeSat (33 x 10 x 10 cm, ≤ 4 kg) which uses two thirds of its volume for system components. These compact satellites have the potential to perform some of the Earth observation missions currently performed by 100 kg microsatellites at a fraction of the cost. 

This workshop, the first in the world dedicated to the 6U CubeSat, will explore the range of missions possible with a 6U CubeSat in the areas of:
- Astronomy
- Atmospheric Science and other Planetary Science
- Space Physics
- Earth Observation
- Biology
- and more....

Technology KeynoteJohn W. Hines, Chief Technologist, NASA-Ames Research Centre (To be confirmed) 
Science KeynoteProfessor Harvey Butcher, Director Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics 
ChairDr Steven Tsitas, Senior Research Associate, Australian Centre for Space Engineering Research, University of New South Wales

This workshop is aimed at scientists and engineers interested in payload and mission concepts that take advantage of the payload capacity of the 6U CubeSat. Presentations are invited describing payloads and mission concepts for the 6U CubeSat. Presentations are also invited regarding 6U launch opportunities and 6U CubeSat standards. If you wish to submit an abstract for the Workshop please email it to Stanija Buvac s.buvac@unsw.edu.au before the 26th June, 2012.

SESSION 1: Earth Observation Missions
SESSION 2: Astronomy Missions
SESSION 3: Planetary Science and Space Physics Missions
SESSION 4: Biology and other missions
SESSION 5: 6U CubeSat launch opportunities
SESSION 6: 6U CubeSat standards 

To register and for further information please visit the workshop website