“University Small Satellite Programs: Furthering the economy, securing the national defense, and training the next generation of space professionals,” will feature insights from prominent university scientists, with their students, from schools across the country.
Panelists will discuss how the development of SmallSats and CubeSats has advanced into its own successful domain, enabling ever-increasing capabilities for new technology development and scientific investigation. The briefing will also highlight how SmallSats and CubeSats provide a cost-effective platform for hands-on training of graduate and undergraduate students from science and engineering disciplines. As you may be aware, the burgeoning CubeSat revolution was highlighted on the front page of the New York Times in the recent article, “It’s a Briefcase! It’s a Pizza Box! No, It’s a Mini Satellite: Orbiting instruments are so small they can be launched by the dozens, and even high school students can build them.”