Joint 5th IAA Latin American CubeSat Workshop and 3rd IAA Latin American Symposium on Small Satellites


November 7-10, 2022


Brasília, Brazil

Space technology is an important part of the sustained development strategy for the nations. It has an undeniable impact on our societies and helps improve the quality of life of the people around the world thanks to it enabling telecommunications, improving the planning and public services provision, providing enhanced emergencies management, and allowing environmental protection, among many others.

The IAA Latin American CubeSat Workshop and the IAA Latin American Symposium on Small Satellites bring a unique opportunity to discuss and talk about CubeSats and SmallSats technologies, which have a remarkable momentum in the space industry worldwide. Let’s share experiences and knowledge on space matters among professionals, researchers, students, and companies from the Region and around the world!




Luis Eduardo Vergueiro Loures da Costa

Manager of the SPORT mission, ITA


James Spann

Space Weather Lead, Science Mission Directorate, NASA


Alejandro J. Roman Molinas

General Director of Execution and Aerospace Development of the Paraguayan Space Agency


Adenilson Roberto da Silva

Head of INPE's Space Systems Division and General Coordinator of the Amazônia 1 mission


Cristiano Augusto Trein

Director of the Brazilian Space Agency, AEB


Carlos Roberto de Jesús Duarte Muñoz

Mexican Space Agency


Jean Michel Contant

IAA secretary


Chantal Cappelletti

University of Nottingham

United Kingdom

Important Dates


7-10 November 2022

Tutorial proposal

15 June 2022

Extended abstract submission

15 June 2022 30 June 2022

Full paper submission deadline

15 September 2022

Acceptance notification

30 June 2022

Camera ready

30 September 2022

Call for Papers

The event will cover technical novelties and tutorial overviews on CubeSat and small satellites related topics including but not limited to:

Specific to Small Satellites
- SSs Interplanetary Missions
- Worldwide SSs Missions
- Latin American SSs missions
- SSs subsystems’ developments
- Distributed Architectures

Specific to CubeSats
- CubeSat innovative missions and applications
- CubeSats future payloads and experiments
- CubeSat in-orbit experience
- Technical novelties on PocketQubeSat, BalloonSat, TubeSat, CanSat and other standards

SSs and CubeSats
- Qualification and testing
- Remote sensing and Earth observation
- Launch opportunities
- Space debris
- Ground segment and stations network
- Deep space missions
- University satellite missions
- Developments in propulsion systems
- Developments in Orbit Determination and Navigation

Authors are invited to submit a one-page extended abstract (max 400 words), in English, by 15 June 2022

Manuscripts will be accepted based on the quality of the extended abstract, the originality of the work and/or ideas, and the anticipated interest in the proposed subject. Submissions that are based on experimental results, current data, or reports on ongoing missions are especially encouraged. During the reviewing process, the works will be selected for presentation in oral or poster sessions, according to their relevance.

All papers must be submitted online through It is recommended to proof read the paper before submission.

The deadline for the complete manuscript submission is by 15 September 2022.

The complete manuscript must be written in English, and must contain the paper title, the author names, their corresponding affiliation, postal and e-mail addresses. The paper shall be prepared using the following format:

- Paper: standard A4 paper (21.0 × 29.7 cm), one column format
- Page limit: 10 pages.
- Margins: 2.54 cm (all sides)
- Title: 12 pt bold, Arial, centered, all capital letters
- Author names: 12 pt bold, Arial, centered
- Affiliation: 12 pt italic, Arial, centered
- Abstract body: 12 pt, Arial, justified with single line spacing
- Equations, figures, literature may be included with references in the body text
- Paper body: 12 pt, Arial, justified with single line spacing
- Page numbers must not be added to the manuscript

Please note that the presenting author of each accepted paper has to register to the event.

Available templates:

Extended abstract
15 June 2022
Full manuscript - deadline: 15 September 2022
(for all accepted papers, including oral and poster presentations!)
Please, submit your 400 words abstract using easychair's on-line form. MS-Word [docx file]
LaTeX - overleaf [see driver.tex]
Manuscript - PDF [PDF file generated by overleaf]

Poster presentations
Template for MS-Office - Power Point [PosterTemplate-91CMx122CM.pptx]

Please, follow the Easy Chair link next to submit your paper (click on the Easy Chair logo):

Easychair will accept paper submissions only in the PDF format.

The conference's working language is English.

Presentation guidelines - Each presenter will have up to 15 minutes to present their work, and to answer questions from the audience. It means around 10 to 12 minutes for presenting the work, and the remaining couple of minutes for discussion with the audience.
- Presentation of IAA-LA papers must be in English.
- Projector, microphone and computer will be available in the room.
- Please bring your presentation on USB flash drive, as we cannot guarantee software compatibility, you are kindly requested to bring your presentation in your desired format but also please in PDF format.
- Files can be uploaded to the local computer in the lecture room during the breaks between the sessions.

The call for papers full version is avaliable at:


Please click on the image below for the Preliminary Program:

The detailed program is available HERE.

The companion book is available HERE.


The conference proceedings will be published in the "IAA Proceedings Series" book

Pricing & Registration

The registration must be accomplished with payment of the corresponding registration fee. All prices are shown in Brazilian Real (BRL). Please, use the following table as a reference for the exchange rate of your preferred currency:

For registration and payment please use the following links:

Organizing Committee

5th IAA Latin American Cubesat Workshop

General Chairs:
Chantal Cappelletti, IAA, University of Nottingham, UK
Eduardo Augusto Bezerra, Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Brazil

3rd IAA Latin American Symposium on Small Satellites

General Chairs:
Rainer Sandau, IAA, Germany
Livio Gratton, IAA, Universidad Nacional de San Martín, Argentina

Program chair

Laio Oriel Seman, UFSC/UNIVALI, Brazil

Tutorials chair

Walter Abrahao dos Santos, INPE, Brazil

Local arrangements:

Cristiano Augusto Trein, The Brazilian Space Agency (AEB), Brazil
Rodrigo Leonardi, The Brazilian Space Agency (AEB), Brazil

Scientific Committee

A. Bonnema, ISISPACE, Netherlands

A. da Silva Curiel, SSTL, UK

A. Guerman, UBI, Portugal

A. Valenzuela; IAA, Argentina

Anderson Wedderhoff Spengler, Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina (UFSC), Brazil

Antônio Carlos de Oliveira Pereira Junior, Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais (INPE), Brazil

Antônio Fernando Bertachini, Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais (INPE), Brazil

C. Varotto, IAA, Argentina

Carlos Duarte, Agencia Espacial Mexicana, Mexico

Cezar Rigo, Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina (UFSC), Brazil

Chantal Cappelletti, University of Nottingham, UK

Edemar Morsch Filho, UNESP, Brazil

Ediz Cetin, Macquarie University, Australia

Eduardo Augusto Bezerra, Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina (UFSC), Brazil

F. Graziani; IAA, Italy

F. Ongaro, Leonardo, Italy

Felipe Viel, UFSC / Univali, Brazil

Fábio Armelin, Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais (INPE), Brazil

Fabrício Kucinskis, Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais (INPE), Brazil

Fernando Aguado Agelet, Universidade de Vigo, Spain

Gabriel Mariano Marcelino, Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina (UFSC), Brazil

Geilson Loureiro, Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais (INPE), Brazil

Héctor Vargas, Universidad Popular Autónoma del Estado de Puebla, Mexico

Jarbas A. N. Silveira, UFC, Brazil

I. Belokonov, Samara University, Russia

J. M. Contant, IAA, France

J. S. de Almeida, INPE, Brazil

Joel Contreras Lima, Space JLTZ, Mexico

Julián Jair López Salamanca, Colombia

Kleber Vieira de Paiva, UFSC, Brazil

Laio Oriel Seman, UFSC / Univali, Brazil

Leonardo Kessler Slongo, UFSC, Brazil

Luiz Martins, UFABC, Brazil

M. Cho, Kyushu Institute of Technology, Japan

M. Hetscher, DLR, Germany

M. Saandar; MSPRS, Mongolia

Marcelo Tosin, UEL, Brazil

Mikhail Ovchinnikov, Keldysh Institute of Applied Mathematics, Russia

Otavio Santos Cupertino Durão, CRON, Brazil

Paulo Ricardo Cechelero Villa, IFRS, Brazil

Paolo Gessini, Universidade de Brasília (UnB), Brazil

R. Kawashima, UNISEC GLOBAL, Japan

R. Sanchez Peña, ITBA, Argentina

Renato Alves Borges, Universidade de Brasília (UnB), Brazil

René Laufer, Luleå University of Technology, Sweden

Riccardo Bevilacqua, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, USA

Roberto de Matos, IFSC, Brazil

Ronnie Nader, Ecuadorian Space Agency (EXA), Ecuador

S. Camacho, CRECTEALC, Mexico

S. Mostert, SCS, South Africa

S. Nakasuka; UoT, Japan

S. Neeck, IAA, USA

Victor Schulz, Kyushu Institute of Technology, Japan

W. R. Cabañas; IAA, Guatemala

Walter Abrahão dos Santos, INPE, Brazil

Steering Committee

IAA Latin American Cubesat Workshop

Eduardo Augusto Bezerra

Chantal Cappelletti

IAA Latin American Symposium on Small Satellites

Rainer Sandau

Livio Gratton

Location and Venue

POUPEX - Conference Hall, Brasília, Brazil


The joint event will take place at the Conference Hall of POUPEX (Auditório da POUPEX)

Address: Auditório da POUPEX, SMU, Brasília, DF, 70297-400, Brazil


This accomodation list was built considering the standard amount of R$381,14, used by some Brazilian funding agencies as a reference: Hotels.pdf. Using tools like it is possible to find a long list of accommodation options, with different price ranges.

Organization and institutional support

Supporting partnerships



Last change 15:28 8 September 2022 by Eduardo Bezerra.