Cubes 5 Program Description

Core Topics at LunarCubes 5 Include:

  • Recent developments at NASA — JPL, CubeQuest, SLS EM–1
  • Cube Satellite Science and Instruments
  • Cislunar Communication and Transportation Infrastructure (carriers and platforms) LunarCube Science and Payloads
  • Rapid growth and development of NewSpace and capital funding initiatives

Check back periodically…we plan to post our keynote speakers shortly!”

Program Overview:

Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Session: CubeSat
Science Instruments: Concepts and Investigations I
Session: CubeSat
Subsystems: Electronics, Processing, Command and Data Handling (Software and Hardware I)
Session: CubeSat
Communication: Onboard Subsystems, Ground Assets, Communication Infrastructure Models and Transportation Options I
Session: FinTech for New Space
Lunch Keynote
Jim Cockrell
CubeQuest
Lunch Keynote
Jitendra Joshi
NASA HQ
Lunch Keynote
Dan Faber
Deep Space Industries
Lunch Keynote
Lena Bacani
Fox Rothschild LLP
Session: CubeSat
Science Instruments: Concepts and Investigations II
Session: CubeSat
Subsystems: Electronics, Processing, Command and Data Handling (Software and Hardware II)
Session: CubeSat
Communication: Onboard Subsystems, Ground Assets, Communication Infrastructure Models and Transportation Options II
Session: FinTech for New Space
Evening Activity Evening Activity Dinner Keynote Lunar Renaissance
Posters & Networking Panel Discussion Ed Belbruno
Cislunar Navigation Prize
Challenges, Hackathons, and Artwork!
Friday, Saturday and Sunday: Hack the Moon Hackathon

Program Details:

Tuesday: Deep Space CubeSats Science Instruments: Concepts and Investigations
Evening Session: Poster Session and Networking
Wednesday: Deep Space CubeSats Subsystems: Electronics, Processing, Command and Data Handling (Software and Hardware)
New Launch for New Space

Evening Session: New Launch for New Space panel discussion
A new era of entrepreneurship and rapid change is sweeping through the space industry and rocket builders are leading the way with new rockets and technologies that will increase access and lower costs. Some of the industry leaders in this arena are: SpaceX, Blue Origin, ULA (Vulcan), Orbital ATK, Space Launch System and Stratolaunch.
We will hold a free panel presentation and interactive discussion with representatives from this New Launch movement, where you will be able to ask questions, learn about the last technologies, and create visibility for your company and your services.
This event is open to the public. Please register here for the New Launch for New Space panel discussion.
Thursday: Deep Space CubeSats Communication: Onboard Subsystems, Ground Assets, Communication Infrastructure Models and Transportation Options
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Evening Session: The Cislunar Navigation Prize Competition
Cislunar space will be the workhorse and proving ground for deep space exploration from the Moon to Mars and beyond. Yet the details of how to effectively operate in this region are still poorly understood and the tools are inefficient. We intend to launch the Cislunar Navigation prize competition to encourage the development of models, software and mission management tools for three key areas of interest :

  • Buzz Aldrin’s Lunar Cycler Orbits
  • Ed Belbruno’s Minimum Energy Transfers
  • Space Traffic Control at the Lunar Lagrange Points
Join us for a presentation and interactive discussion with some of the creators of these new technologies and hear the details of the first round of the prize competition. Get involved, build your team, and let’s make history!
This event is open to the public. Please register here for the presentation on The Cislunar Navigation Prize Competition.
Friday: FinTech for New Space
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The hottest trend on Silicon Valley these days is FinTech (Financial Technology) startups. These crowd sourcing platforms allow entrepreneurs to quickly raise large sums of money to fund their ventures and Space Entrepreneurs need to be knowledgeable in this source of funding.
FinTech Friday will be a hands-on training day focused on the core techniques and platforms that are transforming the way we fund and explore space.
Included are presentations and discussions on:

Crowd Funding – Kickstarter, Indiegogo, RocketHub

Crowd Sourcing – XPrize, HeroX , NASA Challenges (competitions), AngelHack (hackathons)

Start-up Equity Funding – SpaceAngels, AngelList, EquityNet

You will be able to determine the best options for you, and how you can get started quickly and easily.
We will also hear from front-line startups that have used these tools including Lunar Mission 1, Planetary Resources, and RocketStar. Learn what they have already learned and the secrets to making it work for you.
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Evening Session: 7-9 PM Pacific
The Lunar Renaissance – Challenges, Hackathons and Lunar Artwork!Learn more about The Lunar Frontier and The Lunar Challenges, including our weekend hackathon “Hack the Moon.” Take an active part in The Lunar Renaissance and the blending of art, science and technology in space exploration.
  • The Lunar Challenges
  • Introduction to Hack the Moon Weekend
  • Awards for the Lunar Artwork Flash Competition
Please register here for Friday night’s activities.
Saturday and Sunday: Hack the Moon
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At Hack The Moon, students and space enthusiasts will have the opportunity to come up with creative solutions to space-related problems, while New Space startups can create and launch their own successful Kickstarter campaigns.
This is a free event and open to the public. You can attend in person or remotely via the Internet. Physical site locations include San Jose, CA. and Folsom CA.

  • Friday session 7pm – 9pm Pacific
  • Saturday sessions 9am -5pm and 7pm – 10pm Pacific
  • Sunday sessions 9am – 12 noon and 1pm – 5pm (Presentations and Awards)
To register at the Folsom, CA location, click here. To register at the San Jose, CA location, click here.

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