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The Committee on Achieving Science Goals with CubeSats  Community Symposium


The Committee on Achieving Science Goals with CubeSats hosted a community symposium on September 2-3 at the Beckman Center in Irvine, CA, to explore the feasibility of obtaining high-priority science data using CubeSats. The symposium featured a series of panel discussions among scientists and technologists in the areas of Earth science, solar and space physics (heliophysics), planetary science, astronomy and astrophysics, as well as technology that enables CubeSats, technology development enabled by CubeSats, and industry capabilities. The panels explored science goals, how these goals could be achieved using CubeSats, and the potential for new science that is enabled by CubeSats. These discussions were framed by current CubeSat technological capabilities and those anticipated in the near future.

The Committee also solicited posters as critical inputs to the symposium that will be displayed at a poster session. Posters were targeted to one or more of the following: current CubeSat missions and science results, CubeSat mission concepts, or technology that enables CubeSat science missions. Of particular interest were posters concerning CubeSat-enabled microgravity science. 

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Keynote Speaker Presentations*
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Thomas Zurbuchen

University of Michigan, Committee Chair
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Eugene Tu

NASA Ames Research Center Director

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David  Korsmeyer

NASA Ames Research Center Director of Engineering

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Richard Welle
Slides Not currently available

The Aerospace Corporation

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Harlan Spence

University of New Hampshire

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Julie Castillo-Rogez

Jet Propulsion Laboratory
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Kerri Cahoy

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
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Antonio Busalacchi

University of Maryland

 * We have posted only those presentations which have been made available to us.

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