2014 UK CubeSat Workshop

Announcement of the 1st UK CubeSat Forum One-day Workshop – 13th May 2014 at the UK Satellite Applications Catapult, Electron Building, Fermi Avenue, Harwell

Following on from the January 2013 UK CubeSat Community Conference organised by the UK Space Agency and hosted at the Open University, one action from the conference was to establish a more formal activity to network the various UK interests, groups and communities involved in CubeSat and related nano-satellite activities. To this end the UK CubeSat Forum has been established over the past 12 months and is now organising the first of what is planned to be an annual UK CubeSat Workshop activity.

Therefore a 2014 UK one-day CubeSat Workshop is planned for Tuesday 13th May to be hosted by the UK Satellite Applications Catapult at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratories, Harwell in Oxfordshire. The workshop will be an opportunity:

  • to learn more about the UK CubeSat Forum and how you can be involved
  • get an update on developments of UKube-1 which is due to launch in June 2014
  • for students to present their latest CubeSat related research
  • to influence the UK Space Agency’s development beyond UKube-1
  • to contribute to the discussion of UK space regulation & legislation reform
  • tour the Satellite Catapult Mission Operations Centre

Registration is now open via a Satellite Applications Catapult Registration Page.

For organisations who wish to promote their presence to the community, the workshop has a number of workshop sponsorship packages available. There is also no nominal registration fee of thanks to our sponsors.

The agenda is:

Time Speaker Talk Title
08:45-09:15 Registration & Coffee
09:15-09:30 C. Guillo
Satellite Applications Catapult
Satellite Catapult Introduction & Workshop Welcoming
09:30-09:50 C. Bridges
2013 UK CubeSat Workshop Recommendations Progression & Introducing the U.K. CubeSat & Nanosat Forum
09:50-10:20 S. Greenland
Prelaunch Briefing of UKube-1
10:20-10:40 G. Shirville
CubeSats as Educational Tools: FUNcube-1
Live FUNcube-1 contact using the Warehouse
10:40-11:00 D.Liddle
SSTL – From Big Space to Little Space –  the right tool for the right job
11:00-11:30 Pre-discussion Scene Setting & Coffee Break
11:30-12:30 Discussion: UK Space Regulation & Legislation
Attendees split into 3 parallel groups
12:30-13:30 Buffet Lunch
13:30-14:00 Student Research Pitches
A. Lidtke University of Southampton CubeSat Platform Programme
J. Virgili ΔDsat: A QB50 CubeSat to study Space Aerodynamics
G. Kirkby WISCER: Development of a Precursor Mission for Low Frequency Space Radar Research
14:00-14:20 M. Waldram
PlanetLabs Inc.
FLOCK 1: Commercialising CubeSat Applications
14:20-14:40 A. Kuh
The ESA ELIPS Programme & UK Opportunities
14:40-15:00 STFC U.K. Commercial CubeSat Imaging Potential
15:00-15:30 Pre-discussion Scene Setting & Coffee Break
15:30-16:30 Discussion: Aspirations Following UKube-1
Attendees split into 3 parallel groups
16:30-17:00 C. Bridges
2014 UK CubeSat Workshop Discussion Summary & Close
17:00-Late C. Guillo
Satellite Applications Catapult
Satellite Catapult: How our facilities can help your mission?
Tour of SatCatapult Mission Operations Centre & Groundstation

Please comment below!

7 thoughts on “2014 UK CubeSat Workshop

  1. From 4.30 PM onward, the Satellite Applications Catapult will offer you the opportunities to discuss CubeSat Operations, CubeSat Technologies Development and CubeSat Business Innovation with specialists and experts.
    This will give us the chance to shape our facilities in response to your needs and engage with you to support your CubeSat projects.

  2. I am currently building a fully working model of $50SAT.

    Would there be any interest in anyone seeing it at the upcoming Cubesat Workshop, or is that Cubesats only ?

    $50SAT is still working, almost 3 months after launch.

    1. Hi Stuart,

      We’re targeting sub 10 kg satellites – so it’s not just for CubeSats. The conference title is a progression from the previous UKSA CubeSat Workshop (Jan ’13).

      Bringing along a model of your $50SAT would be appreciated at the ‘Bring Your Own Boards (BYOB) Day’ together with the 2014 AMSAT-UK Colloquium.

      Thanks! Chris

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