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Roma 2015 conference

International Academy of Astronautics
 3rd IAA Conference on University Satellite Missions and CubeSat Workshop & International Workshop on Lean Satellite Standardization
November 30 - December 05, 2015
Rome, Italy



Program is available (pdf format version)

The 3rd International Academy of Astronautics Conference on University Satellite Mission, Cubesat Workshop & International Workshop on Lean Satellite Standardization (IWLS2) gathered more than 130 participants at the Palazzo Rospigliosi in Roma, Italy on November 30- December 05, 2015.

IAA Roma Cubesat conference 2015

The opening ceremony was chaired by from left to right: Amalia Ercoli Finzi (M2, PolyMi, Italy), Antonio Esposito (ASI), Jean-Michel Contant (Secretary General IAA, France), Filippo Graziani (M2 and Trustee, President GAUSS, Italy), Vladimir Andreev (M2, ISC Kosmotras, Russia), Vladimir Solovey (CM2, Russia).

IAA CubeSat Conference, Roma, Italy 2015

During the conference a ceremony recognized newly elected members, from left to right: Filippo Graziani (IAA Trustee), Francesco Torchia (Italy), member life science section, Officer of the Italian Air Force Medical Corps and new member of the Commission 2,  Abdussalam Saleh (Libya), member engineering  sciences section, Head of Aerospace Engineering Department, University of  Tripoli, Tripoli, Libya and Jean-Michel Contant, IAA Secretary General. 

3rd IAA Conference on University Satellite Missions and CubeSat Workshop

The third IAA Conference on University Satellite Missions and CubeSat workshop, sponsored by the International Academy of Astronautics and organized by G.A.U.S.S. Srl, included a Workshop on Lean Satellite Standardization, organized by the Kyutech Institute.
Following the previous two successful editions of 2011 and 2013, the 2015 Conference provided relevant information on University satellites and opened an international forum on the CubeSat community topics. It was addressed to researchers, professors and students from all over the world.
The event took place from 30 November to 5 December 2015 in Rome (Italy), under the sponsorship of the International Academy of Astronautics (IAA), G.A.U.S.S. Srl and the Kyutech Institute. The location was the prestigious Palazzo Rospigliosi, in the city centre.

Palazzo Rospigliosi


o Monday, November 30th - Technical Sessions
o Tuesday, December 1st - Technical Sessions
o Wednesday, December 2nd - Technical Sessions
o Thursday, December 3rd - Technical Sessions
o Friday, December 4th – LEANSAT + Parallel Session
      Cheese&Wine Party
o Saturday, December 5th - Guided tour.


The proposed topics are:

01 -- Space Missions Overview
02 -- Launch Opportunities for University Missions
03 -- Ground Segment and Station Networks
04 -- New Perspectives in the Application of Microsatellites

05 -- Space Debris

06 -- CubeSat Activities Overview
07 -- CubeSat Subsystems
08 -- CubeSat Payloads
09 -- Interplanetary CubeSat Perspectives
10 -- PocketQubeSat Activities

The last day of the Conference was dedicated to the International Workshop on Lean Satellite Standardization.
For more information about it, please visit this page.

Important Dates

Abstract Submission Deadline: September, 20th
Acceptance Notification: September, 30th
Paper Submission Deadline: November, 20th

The time standard is CET (Central European Time).

Abstracts submission:

Abstracts and papers shall be submitted through the Conference website.
Selected Papers will be published on the “Proceedings of the 3rd IAA Conference on University Satellites Missions and CubeSat Workshop” by International Academy of Astronautics and G.A.U.S.S. Srl.

Call for papers  (pdf format version)

Local organizing committee:

Filippo Graziani, IAA Member, Senior Professor, G.A.U.S.S. Srl President
Paolo Teofilatto, IAA Member, Sapienza University of Roma Professor
Chantal Cappelletti, Professor, PhD, IAA Corresponding Member, G.A.U.S.S. Srl
Mengu Cho, Kyutech Institute
Marta Massimiani, G.A.U.S.S. Srl
Riccardo Di Roberto, G.A.U.S.S. Srl

Scientific Committee:

Jean-Michel Contant
Robert J. Twiggs
Jordi Puig-Suari
Vladimir Andreev
Rainer Sandau
Vladislav Solovey
Filippo, Graziani
Jean Muylaert
Michael Ovchinnikov
Piero Galeone
Benjamin K. Malphrus
Amalia Ercoli Finzi
Paolo Teofilatto
Fernando Aguado Agelet
Klaus Schilling
Chantal Cappelletti
Mengu Cho

Conference website:

For more detailed information, and for abstract submission, registration, sponsorship and accomodation, please visit the

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