Open Space Science

Join us for a two days workshop to see how the open source approach can be applied to CubeSat (and Small Sat) missions with a focus on space science for the benefit of all!


Share the latest developments in open source space technologies and learn from other domains of open source hardware and software


Participate in workgroups and hands-on demos to brainstorm new technologies and specifications for open source in space


Get together with fellow open source enthusiasts, developers and project participants of open source cubesat projects

Open source software and hardware is raising in popularity and acceptance on all areas of life, so why not apply it to space exploration as well? The Open Source Cubesat Workshop was created exactly for that: to promote the open source philosophy for CubeSat missions and further. The second edition of the workshop takes place at ESA’s European Space Astronomy Center (ESAC).

CubeSats have proven to be an ideal tool for exploring news ways of doing space missions: therefore let’s remove the barrier of confidentiality and secrecy, and start to freely share knowledge and information about how to build and operate CubeSats. This workshop provides a forum for CubeSat developers and CubeSat mission operators to meet and join forces on open source projects to benefit from transparency, inclusivity, adaptability, collaboration and community.

The focus of this year’s workshop is on space science open data: how to obtain, process, distribute, and benefit from openly shared space science data and what positive impact this can have for science community, business and society. The target audience of this workshop is academia, research institutes, companies, and individuals.