The Small Satellite Conference welcomes all students and encourages them to participate, whether they are presenting a paper, participating in the University Exhibit, or simply attending the Conference. With industry professionals, researchers, and exhibitors in attendance, the Conference is an excellent opportunity to make contacts while learning more about career opportunities and job demands. Attendees are encouraged to share their experiences and knowledge with the students who will soon be entering the expanding workforce.


A reduced student registration fee of $175 is available to fullā€time undergraduate and graduate students pursuing a degree at an accredited college or university. Salaried government or industry sponsored students are not eligible for the discounted rate.

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Student Competition

The student competition provides students with the opportunity to share their work on small satellite concepts and missions. Awards are given to competition finalists presenting at the Small Satellite Conference.

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Student-friendly lodging is available in Utah State University’s Living Learning Center (LLC), the newest addition to USU’s on-campus housing. The LLC is conveniently located adjacent to the conference location and available at a student-friendly rate.

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Student Travel Awards

The Small Satellite Conference will be awarding travel reimbursements for deserving students interested in attending the conference. You must be a full-time grad or undergrad student in a scientific or technical discipline at a University or Technical College.

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University Exhibit

The university exhibit provides an excellent opportunity for students to meet potential employers, graduate advisors, and peers with similar interests. University exhibitors may bring hardware, set up interactive demonstrations, display papers or projects, and/or show video clips of past projects. The University Exhibit is exclusively dedicated to universities and students, not commercial enterprises.

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