MNSAT - The International Conference on Micro and NanoSatellites

MNSAT brings together leading researchers in ICT for government and industry representatives, including decision-makers with an interest in using ICT for researchers focusing on ICT effects on ICT & electronics industry. MNSAT gather all public, private and civil society organizations from across the humanitarian and international development community. Participants share how they’ve used innovations in technology to increase the impact of their work. Highly interactive and hands-on, the conference attracts a diverse audience of technical advisors, executives, and others who offer a range of practical insights on applying technology to development, humanitarian, and conservation challenges. Also MNSAT will be focusing on major space and satellites industries along with satellites applications towards ICT and the innovation of technology, R&D and the concentration over the telecommunication, remote sensing and signal & image processing.

Call for Papers

The MNSAT’18 is organized with the objective to bring together researchers, developers, industries and experts from academia and space industry…

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This MNSAT Form should be filled in online. At least one of the authors listed in the paper must register for MNSAT’18.…

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Space Week 2018 International Conference on Micro- and Nano- Satellites 2018 MNSAT’18 CNRST, Rabat, Morocco Day 1: November 19, 2018…

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WORKSHOPS - First time in MENA region

1st Workshp : Hands On – Building NanoSatellite

2nd Workshop : STEAM Space

3rd Workshop : Amature Radio & Telecom

4th Workshop : Robotics Systems

NanoSatellite Engineering Professional Certification

MNSAT 2018

  • MNSAT important Dates
    Submission via easychair is closed , for submission urgent matter reach out to
    • – Submission deadline: Oct. 23, 2018 extended to Oct. 29, 2018
    • – Notification to authors: Nov. 5, 2018
    • – Registration deadline: Nov. 15, 2018
    • – Conference Dates: Nov. 19-20, 2018


  • MNSAT Keynote Speakers
    Dr. Guglielmo Aglietti
    Director, Surrey Space Center, UK
    Rick Tumlinson
    Co-founder Space Frontier Foundation, USA
    Virgilio A Villagran , Orbital ATK & KSF Space, USA
    Ronnie Barnard
    Interstellar Space & R&D Officer KSF Space, USA
    Luis Gerardo Zárate
    Datiotec Aerospace, Mexico
    KSF Space member & NEP Certified
    Mohammad Rayyan
    Director EMEA at Astrolabe Space, USA
    Jacob Wade, DoD, USA
    NEP Officer
    Holly Melear
    Director of STEAMSPACE, USA
    Professeur Anas Emran
    CRASTE-LF, Morocco
    Dr. Sergei Avdeyev, Astronaut, Russian Space Agency, ROSCOSMOS
    Ashraf Abushady
    GIS Officer, UN, Austria
    Mohamed El Fezzazi
    Regional DHL Director
  • 1st Workshop


    International workshop on “Hands On – Building NanoSatellite”

    Fees (200 €) or (2000 DH)

    Registration Online
    Int. Certification will be provided to participants
    Workshop program will be as following :
    Topic 1 : Introduction about Satellite, its sub-systems and functionality (45m).
    Topic 2 : Information about CANSAT/Cube-Satellite (30m).
    Topic 3 : Software and Hardware’s involved in Satellite Subsystems (45m).
    Break : (15 min)
    Topic 4 : Knowledge about micro-controller, programming the firmware, data upload (45m).
    Topic 5 : Hands-on session on CanSat and Arduino (1h)


    Luis Gerardo Zárate
    Datiotec Aerospace, Mexico
    KSF Space member & NEP Certified

    Luis Gerardo Zárate is a member of KSF Space, computer engineer graduated from the Autonomous University of San Luis Potosi, Mexico. He obtained the Master of Science in Aeronautical and Space Systems degree at the Institut Supérieur de l’Aéronautique et de l’Espace in Toulouse, France in the year 2014.

    During his engineering studies he spent one year at the ENSEEIHT in Toulouse, France the year 2008.

    Luis is a specialist in real time critical systems. He did his master’s end-of-studies project at Airbus developing an interface that allows the simulation engineers to use different 3D visualization tools with different simulation platforms. Since 2014 he has been working at Datiotec Aerospace / Edison Effect, leading different projects focused on the nano-satellites sector. Currently he is starting a new project with Datiotec Aerospace with the objective of developing an EVTOL vehicle.


  • 2nd Workshop


    Workshop STEM Space

    FIRST Time in Morocco

    For Colleges & High Schools
    Workshop program will be as following :
    2. – Break down – 45 – 60 minute presentation / discussion first
    3. – Hands on activity – 50 minutes
    4. – Student presentation time – 20 minutes
    5. – Reflection time – 10 minutes

    Holly Melear
    CEO & Founder STEAMSPACE Education Outreach & KSF Space Partner

    Holly Melear will be discussing the need to create a pipeline and movement of youth for the upcoming demands in the commercial and governmental space and technology industries. With our world changing and growing even smellers we globally approach living and working off-world, humanity will need to be planning on who will be leading and working in these communities. How do we create not just surviving communities, but thriving communities? By creating a movement of youth globally, who will be engaged with industry leaders, we can support the broadening pipeline for industry in free space and space settlement planning on the moon, Mars, and beyond.

    In aspects of off –world employment, we will need workers ranging from asteroid mining, engineering, R&D, space agriculture, and architecture to list a few. However, it will not only be these more tangible and scientific needs for having a truly thriving new settlement off-world. We will also need all other fields of industry and employment to make this endeavor possible and successful. We will need the educators, the artists, and the out of the box thinkers. We will need those to help guide future generations on policy, treaty, ideology, and law.


  • MNSAT Topics

    A) Nano-Micro Satellite missions
    1. Earth observation
    2. Disaster monitoring
    3. Communication type missions
    4. Space science and space exploratio
    B) Nano – Micro Satellite Technologies and infrastructure
    1. Nano-Mirco Satellite architectures
    2. Component technologies
    3. Software development
    4. Ground station systems
    5. Computing & Attitude control
    6. Propulsion
      • Cold gas thrusters
      • Chemical propulsion
      • Electric propulsion
      • Solar sail
    7. Power ,Telecommunications & Thermal management
    8. Launch opportunities & deployment
    9. Regulatory & policy issues

    C) Telecommunication & Satellite Applications

    1. Telecom architectures
    2. Embedded systems, applications and software
    3. Antenna and propagation
    D) Computer and network

    * Web servers and services
    * Intelligent network applications
    * Systems and Networks security
    * Internet and Web-Based Systems
    * Wireless network algorithms and protocols
    * Cloud computing
    * Localization and tracking
    * Performance evaluation and modeling
    * Multi-agent systems
    * Quality-of-service control and scheduling algorithms
    * Artificial intelligence

    * Algorithms and Models of Computing — Approximate and inexact computing, quantum and probabilistic computing

    * Biological Computing Models — Brain computing, neural computing, computational neuroscience, biologically-inspired architectures Limits on Technology Scaling and Moore’s Law — Defect- and variability-tolerant designs, graph and other novel materials, nanoscale design, optoelectronics, dark silicon.
    * Uses of Technology Scaling — 3D stacked technology, challenges of many-core designs, accelerators, PCM’s, novel memory architectures, mobile devices
    * Embedded and Cyber-Physical Systems — Design space exploration, modeling and development frameworks for interconnected systems and CPS and CPSoS, ultra-low power designs, energy scavenging, reactive and real-time systems, reconfigurable and self-aware systems, sensor networks and internet of things, and architectural innovation for wearable computing
    * Big Data Analytics — High performance data analytics, data search and representation, architecture, and system design
    * Machine and Deep Learning — innovative algorithms and architectures, neuromorphic approaches
    * Large-Scale System Design — Homogeneous and heterogeneous architectures, runtimes, networking technologies and protocols, power-and energy-management for cloud and grid systems, data centers, exa-scale computing
    * Compiler Technologies — Advanced/novel analyses, hardware/software integrated solutions, domain-specific languages, high-level synthesis
    * Security — Methods, system support, and hardware for protecting against malicious code; real-time implementations of security algorithms and protocols; quantum and post-quantum cryptography; advanced persistent threats, cyber and physical attacks, and countermeasures
    * Computers and Society — Education, health, cost/energy-efficient design, smart cities, and emerging markets
    * Interdisciplinary Applications — Applications bridging multiple disciplines in interesting ways

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