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George Washington University (GWU) and the Society of Satellite Professionals International (SSPI) Mid-Atlantic Chapter “want to see you at GWU’s DC campus to see their involvement in the development of CubeSat Technology.”

More information is in the emailed announcement, which is reproduced below.

GWU CubeSat Presentation and Tour

Professionals and Students Welcome!

SSPI Mid-Atlantic and George Washington University want to see you at GWU’s DC campus to see their involvement in the development of CubeSat technology and applications. Refreshments are included. After a showcase of the winning presentations from this Summer’s International Workshop on Micro-propulsion for Cube Satellites (IWMC), guests will tour GWU’s lab where the next generation of space and satellite visionaries are shaping the future of this fascinating and rapidly evolving field.​​​​

Details and Location

Member Discounts, Students Free!

Register Online: midatlantic.sspi.org/events/gwu-cubesat-presentation-and-tour

Networking reception: 6:00–7:00 PM
Overview and GWU CubeSat presentations: 7:00–8:00 PM
Lab tour and additional Q&A: 8:00–9:00 PM
Cost: $20 for general public, $10 for SSPI members!

Science & Engineering Hall, GWU Campus. Park in visitor’s parking, or on the street.  Foggy Bottom Metro is about one block away (23rd & I Street, NW)

Speaker Bio: Michael Keidar

Michael Keidar is the A. James Clark Professor of Engineering at George Washington University. His research concerns advanced spacecraft propulsion, plasma-based nanotechnology, and plasma medicine. He has authored over 240 journal articles and the textbook “Plasma Engineering: from Aerospace and Nano and Bio technology” (Elsevier, March 2013). He received the 2017 Davidson award in plasma physics. In 2016 he received AIAA Engineer of the Year award for his work on micropropulsion. Dr. Keidar is one of the pioneers of plasma medicine, and his research led to the development of the cold plasma scalpel, which is used to treat cancer.

Prof. Keidar also serves as an AIP Advances academic editor, Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions in Radiation and Plasma Medical Sciences and member of editorial board of half dozen of journals. He is Fellow of American Physical Society and Associate Fellow of American Institute of Astronautics and Aeronautics.


October 18, 2018
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm