Student Travel Awards

The Small Satellite Conference will be awarding travel reimbursements to deserving students interested in attending the conference. We encourage both domestic and international students to apply, particularly those who would otherwise be unable to attend due to finances.

Participation and Eligibility

You must be a full-time grad or undergrad student in a scientific or technical discipline at a University or Technical College.

Reimbursements will not be processed until after the conference is over and receipts have been submitted.

Contributor Recognition Program

  • Name recognition in the Conference slideshow
  • Name and logo on Small Satellite website
  • Name recognition on the Small Satellite smart phone conference program app

Thank yous

The information and connections that I gathered over that one week would have taken months or years to find on my own.

Travel Award Recipient

In addition to the talks’ value to my current projects, they were helpful to my future career as well. The opportunity to hear about a variety of concepts, research, and projects opened me up to more possibilities to pursue as a career.

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I was especially happy to meet other students from universities around the world that are working on cubesat projects. Hearing about their projects, their challenges, and their successes gave me more ideas for projects, mistakes to not repeat, and benchmarks to strive for.

Travel Award Recipient

In a personal way, this is the most important event that have happened to me, because it was my very first time at the USA, meeting people from all over the world and sharing knowledge, information, experiences, it was awesome. With the information from SmallSat, I am starting a Student Group in my school to start making some projects, starting with some CanSat, learning the System Engineer design methodology, in order to be part of this amazing area of knowledge. From Mexico, with all my gratitude, with all the enthusiasm, thanks a lot for the Student Travel Award.

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This conference was a perfect place for a "space geek" like me where i can talk to others and pour my heart out about space.

Travel Award Recipient

One of my desired aspirations is to motivate the space technologist at all levels, from young, passionate students to inspired college graduates and working professionals in India. My hope is to encourage them and make them realize that they have to dream before their dreams can come true and i believe the small satellite conference has given me enough courage and determination to achieve all my aspirations and assist me in making my dreams come true.

Travel Award Recipient

Even some friends from my home country in Bolivia are benefited with the new contacts I made: they are making a team to build the first cubesat in Bolivia and they were looking for some connections with people who already worked in many successful cubesat projects, I got contact and information details which might help the team in Bolivia to overcome their obstacles.

Travel Award Recipient

As far back as I can remember I have always dreamed of space. Working in the space industry, however, had a stayed a seemingly unattainable dream until attending the SmallSat Conference. Indeed, being able to meet people working at NASA, ESA, SpaceX and discuss in person has confirmed my determination to pursue a career in the space industry. It has also opened my eyes to the plethora of different careers to follow.

Travel Award Recipient

Imagine a place where you could talk about sending shoe box sized spacecrafts to Mars, talk about how much fun putting things like flash memories to stuff toys in radiation chambers is, talk about making satellites launched from a gun, talk your heart out about antennas and super capacitors and still be the most popular person in the room. That's SmallSat! It is the perfect 'geek asylum' where anyone in love with space systems feels perfectly at home.

Travel Award Recipient