FEBRUARY 1, 2019
11:59 PM MT
MARCH 29, 2019
JUNE 11, 2019

Submit an Abstract

When submitting, be prepared with the following information:

  • Title of paper
  • Point of contact name and contact information
  • Presenter name and contact information
  • List of authors including name, affiliation, and email addresses
  • Abstract – 500 word maximum, ascii text only
  • The 2019 session topic that best fits the abstract (select one)
  • Indicate if you want the abstract to also be considered for the Pre-Conference Workshop and Poster Sessions
Submit an Abstract

Abstract Selection

Abstracts are selected by a peer review panel based on:

  • Appropriate Technical content
  • Value and relevance to Conference and session topic
  • Lack of advertisement/marketing
    Abstracts that focus primarily on the marketing of commercial material are strongly discouraged

Abstracts are being accepted for consideration in the following:

Pre-Conference Workshop

August 3 - 4

Educational and research programs, lessons learned, tutorials and Cubesat technology will be the main focus of the weekend sessions.

Technical Sessions

August 5 - 8

Weekday sessions focus primarily on cutting-edge technologies and missions supporting small satellite endeavors.

SmallSat Swifties

August 6 - 7

Selected participants will be given three minutes for a flash talk during breaks from the Technical Sessions.

Poster Sessions

August 3 - 4 and 6 - 7

Printed posters will be hung either during the Pre-Conference Workshop or the Technical Sessions. There will be twice daily dedicated viewing times.

Please Note: By submitting, each author/co-author agrees to the following:

Call for Papers

Small Satellite Production - Driving a Revolution

Over the past few decades, small satellites have transitioned from one-of-a-kind systems performing very specific missions to being considered for constellations where they work in concert to achieve a larger purpose. Just as the Industrial Revolution, with its new manufacturing processes, marked a turning point in history, small satellites are poised to create a revolution in space. While mass production of small satellites conjures up thoughts of large factories with assembly line workers installing standardized products, it may not be that simple. To enable the high-volume production necessary to achieve the global coverage sought by commercial and government stakeholders, new considerations must be addressed regarding quality control, standards, and designing for manufacturability, and automated assembly, integration and test—all to be balanced with the cost considerations critical to startup investments.

During the 33rd AIAA/USU Conference on Small Satellites, we will explore the technical issues, development considerations, and new opportunities that result from an ever-growing trend toward missions using tens, hundreds, or even thousands of small satellites to achieve revolutionary effects.

Call for Papers


Session Topics

Year in Review

A review of missions that have been launched in the past 18 months, with an emphasis on lessons learned and/or the technological advancements that significantly enhanced mission utility.

Next on the Pad

A preview of missions that are scheduled to fly within the next 18 months, with an emphasis on the missions and their scientific or technological purpose.

Ground Systems

Innovative technologies or systems (hardware or software) for ground networks, mission operations centers, or science/data analysis that provide significant advances in mission utility.

Space Access

Launch systems, rideshares, or multi-manifest opportunities that are specifically designed to provide access to space for small satellites.

Educational Programs

Educational programs, approaches, or philosophies that benefit the development of engineers and/or scientists through the use of small satellite technologies.

Science/Mission Payloads

Innovative technologies or systems that enable cutting edge missions to be formulated.

Advanced Technologies

Innovative technologies (hardware or software) that provide significant capability advancements in small satellite missions.

Session Chairs

If you are interested in participating at SmallSat as a session chair, please let us know by emailing marianne.sidwell@usurf.usu.edu with your name, affiliation, and a short description of your area of expertise.