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4th IAA Conference on University Satellite Missions


Following the tradition of the three previous editions of 2011, 2013 and 2015, the 4th IAA Conference on University Satellite Missions & CubeSat Workshop represents an international forum on main topics of the small satellites community. Organized by GAUSS every two years and sponsored by the International Academy of Astronautics, the Conference offers technical sessions on launch opportunities for universities, ground segment operations, space debris, new perspectives in microsatellites application and an entire day dedicated to CubeSats missions.

Extended deadline to submit your paper with an accepted abstract is November 26, 2017

You can send us your Paper at the following address:  specifying in the e-mail object [manuscript].

Below you may find the zipped archive containing the templates for preparation of the manuscript.
There is a MS Word version (doc file), and a LaTeX version (MikTex, Lyx, TeXShop compatible).

It is very important for the manuscripts to follow the guidelines and layout of the templates, because of publishing requirements.

Download the file here.

The event will take place from December 4th to December 7th, 2017, in Roma (Italy), at Palazzo Rospigliosi, in the city centre.

•    Monday (Afternoon), December 4th, 2017 – Opening Ceremony
•    Tuesday, December 5th, 2017 - Technical Sessions
•    Wednesday, December 6th, 2017 - Technical Sessions
•    Thursday (Morning), December 7th, 2017 – Conclusions + Brunch

•    Space Missions Overview
•    Current and Future University Satellite Missions
•    Launch Opportunities
•    Ground Segment and Station Networks
•    New Perspectives in the Application of Microsatellites
•    CubeSats Activities Overview
•    CubeSats Subsystems and Payloads
•    Interplanetary CubeSats Perspectives
•    PocketQubeSat Activities
•    Space Debris


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
Marta Massimiani, G.A.U.S.S. Srl
Riccardo Di Roberto, G.A.U.S.S. Srl
Sarah Luise, G.A.U.S.S. Srl


Jean-Michel Contant
Mikhail Ovchinnikov
Filippo Graziani
Benjamin K. Malphrus
Fernando Aguado Agelet
Kathleen C. Howell
Anna Guerman
Yury Razoumny
Paolo Teofilatto
Arun Misra
David Spencer
Antonio Viviani
Chantal Cappelletti


Abstracts of the papers should be submitted in English by email to conference(at)

Abstract template is available at

The deadline was October 15, 2017.
The time standard is CET (Central European Time).



International Academy of Astronautics