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Initially concieved as an educational tool, CubeSats are fast becoming an important platform for both scientific and commercial missions. Initiated in 2015, the International Satellite Program in Research and Education (INSPIRE) is a multiyear academic program in small satellite development providing hands on training for students in science mission planning, flight hardware development, testing, and post-launch mission operations and science data analysis.

The first INSPIRE Workshop will be held at National Central University in Taiwan from July 20 - 22, 2016, and will focus on the planning and execution of CubeSat projects in the academic setting, the use of CubeSats to address outstanding scientific questions, CubeSat payload selection strategies, as well as preliminary designs for INSPIRESat-1, and related panel discussions. We encourage participation from institutions already involved in the INSPIRE Consortum, as well as other institutions with an interest in CubeSat science mission development.

Institutions currently participating in the INSPIRE Consortum include:
Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics, University of Colorado, USA
Institute of Space Science, National Central University, Taiwan
Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology, Indian Space Research Organisation, India
Satellite Research Centre, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Sultan Qaboos University, Oman

The First INSPIRE Workshop has been generously sponsored by:
ODYSSEUS Space CO., Ltd.


About the INSPIRE Program.


CubeSat mission to study the middle and upper atmosphere.


Main areas of interest and schedule.
Archived proceedings.


Workshop registration and abstract submission.
Extended Deadline: June 30, 2016 


Scientific and local organizing committees.

Important Dates

Deadlines and milestones.


Venue, transportation, and visa information.


Hotel information.


Sponsorship and exhibit information for companies / industry.

Questions? Contact the Local Organizing Committee.

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