The Planetary CubeSat Science Institute is dedicated to the development of CubeSat and SmallSat investigations in support of accomplishing high-priority science in a small platform. PCSI affiliates are advocates and progenitors of new avenues of scientific inquiry enabled by the rapidly advancing field of small satellites. PSCI provides a forum for discussion and collaboration in the pursuit of greater scientific achievement through the use of secondary payloads.
On September 26th, the 2nd Planetary CubeSat Science Symposium was held at NASA GSFC, attended by over 100 scientists and engineers. Three sessions of oral talks covered: flight opportunities and programmatics; mission concepts; and hardware systems including buses, propulsion, communications and instrumentation. There was lively Q&A periods at the end of each session, and an afternoon poster session that gave mission proposers the opportunity to meet with vendors and suppliers. Presentations and posters have now been posted.