The first China Microsatellite Symposium will be held in Northwestern Polytechnical University, Chang'an Campus from November 18 to 20, 2018. The conference will focus on the design experience of microsatellites, communication technologies, constellation networking technologies, subsystems, payloads, propulsion technologies, scientific missions, space debris, launch opportunities and all new technologies (hardware and software) about the microsatellites. Experts in various fields will also be invited to give cutting-edge reports.


1. Design theory, method, and experience of microsatellites

2. Radiocommunication frequency coordination scheme for microsatellites and constellation

3. Space debris removal technologies

4. Constellation and formation flying of microsatellites

5. Scientific payloads and missions design

6. Advanced microsatellite subsystems

7. Other new technologies and new ideas related to microsatellites

Registration fee

1. Full Conference $300

2. Special Rates For Students $100

3. Special Rates For Member "Belt & Road" Aerospace Innovation Alliance $195.

4. Registered original price 30% discount before September 1.




Jordi Puig-Suari

Chair of Technical Committee

Dr. Puig-Suari received B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. Degrees in Aeronautics and Astronautics from Purdue University. Currently, Dr. Puig-Suari is a Professor in the Aerospace Engineering Department at CalPoly, San Luis Obispo. Dr. Puig-Suari’s areas of expertise include spacecraft design, low-cost space systems, integration and testing, and vehicle dynamics and control. Dr Puig Suari is the author or co-author of over 75 papers and presentations. In 1999, Dr Puig-Suari and Prof. Bob Twiggs at Stanford developed the CubeSat standard and since then Dr. Puig-Suari has maintained a leadership role in the CubeSat community and his team has been involved in supporting orbital launches for over 140 CubeSats worldwide. In addition to launch activities, Cal Poly's team has been lead the development and launch of 8 CubeSats and is currently working on 5 additional CubeSats. In 2011, Dr. Puig-Suari co-founded Tyvak Nano-satellite Systems to support the commercial CubeSat market.


Li Deren

Co-Chair of Technical Committee

Prof. Li. is a scientist in photogrammetry and remote sensing. Prof. Li enjoys dual membership of both the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the Chinese Academy of Engineering. He is member of the Euro-Asia International Academy of Science. He got bachelor and master degree from Wuhan Technical University of Surveying and Mapping in 1963 and 1981 respectively, and doctor degree from University of Stuttgart in 1985. In 2008, he received honorary doctorate from ETH Zurich. In 1988, he was awarded National Young and Middle-aged Expert with Outstanding Contribution. In 2012, Prof. Li was awarded Geospatial World Leadership by Abdul Kalam. International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing awarded him Honorary Member. Prof. Li is the director of academic committee of both Wuhan University and State Key Laboratory of Information Engineering in Surveying, Mapping and Remote Sensing, and director of Collaborative Innovation Center of Geospatial Technology. He also serves as advisory or honorary professor in more than 50 well-known universities all over the world. Prof. Li has published over 800 papers and 12 books and chief-edited 8 books. He has won National Science and Technology Progress Innovation Group Award, 5 second prizes of National Science and Technology Progress Award and the Prize for Scientific and Technological Progress of Ho Leung Ho Lee Foundation.


Zhou Jun

Co-Chair of Technical Committee

Professor Zhou Jun received B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. Degrees in Aircraft Control, Guidance and Simulation from Northwestern Polytechnical University (NPU). Now Professor Zhou Jun is a Professor in the school of astronauticss at NPU. Professor Zhou Jun is the director of National United Engineering Laboratory of Microsatellite Technology and Application. Professor Zhou Jun's major research directions are spacecraft control and simulation technology and modern control theory and application. Professor Zhou Jun is the author or co-author of over 200 papers and has published four monographs. He is an invited expert of the satellite system technology professional group of the general equipment department, an expert of the comprehensive demonstration group of manned lunar landing project, an expert of the demonstration group of the third-stage lunar exploration project, and an expert of the lunar exploration engineering application committee.


Martin Sweeting

keynote presenter

Professor Sir Martin Sweeting OBE, FRS, FREng, FIET, FInstP Executive Chairman, Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd (SSTL) Chairman & Distinguished Professor, Surrey Space Centre, University of Surrey, UK Starting in 1979, Professor Sir Martin Sweeting has pioneered rapid-response, low-cost and highly capable microsatellites utilizing modern consumer (COTS) electronics devices to change the economics of space. In 1985, he founded a spin-off University company (SSTL) which has since designed, built, launched and operated in orbit 57 nano, micro and mini-satellites for communications & Earth observation – as well as 34 navigation payloads for the European Galileo constellation. SSTL has grown to 500 staff with £100M p.a. revenues. As Chairman of the Surrey Space Centre and a distinguished professor at the University of Surrey, Sir Martin leads a team of 100 academic faculty and doctoral researchers investigating advanced small satellite concepts and techniques, acting as the research laboratory for SSTL – an exemplar of real academic-commercial synergy. He has supervised over 200 graduated PhD students and has over 350 publications. Sir Martin has been knighted by HM Queen, is a Fellow (Academician) of the Royal Society (the UK Academy of Sciences), the Royal Academy of Engineering and the Institute of Physics and has received the prestigious von Karman Wings Award from CalTech/JPL in the USA. In 2016 he was identified as one of the UK’s 20 most influential engineers and in 2017 listed as one of the 500 most influential people in the UK. Through his pioneering work, Sir Martin laid the foundations of the present ‘Newspace’ industry worldwide and is widely regarded internationally as the ‘father of small satellites’.


Fu Zhiheng

keynote presenter

Mr. Fu Zhiheng is the Executive Vice President of China Great Wall Industry Corporation (CGWIC), which specializes in China’s international commercial space business. He is in charge of the company’s business development of space products and launch services. Before he joined CGWIC in 1993, Mr Fu had worked for China Academy of Launch Vehicle Technology for two years. He has accumulated over 20 years’ experiences in the space industry. During his career, he has taken various managerial positions in business development, sales and program management for international space programs. Currently, Mr Fu also serves as a non-executive director of APT Satellite Company Limited, a leading Hong Kong based satellite operator. Mr Fu graduated from Northwestern Polytechnic University with a Bachelor’s degree in engineering in 1991. He then obtained his Master of Business Administration degree from China University of Mining Technology (Beijing) in 2004.


Peter Rathsman

keynote presenter

Peter Rathsman is Chief technical Officer at OHB Sweden. Peter started his career at the Swedish Space Corporation (SSC) in 1983, actively contributing to the development of several Swedish national satellites. One of them, Freja, was launched on a Long March 2C from the Jiuquan launch centre in 1992. He later became System Engineer and Project Manager for ESA’s first lunar mission, SMART-1, which used a single 70 mN EP thruster to travel from GTO to the Moon in 2003. As of 2011, when the Space Division of SSC was acquired by OHB AG, Peter has acted as Chief Technical Officer, overall responsible for R&D activities.

Calendar of Events

  • 2018.11.17

  • 9:00-19:00 Advance Set-up for Exhibition
  • 2018.11.18

  • 9:00-12:00 Registration
    12:00-14:00 Lunch & Rest
    14:00-18:30 International CubeSat Contest
    19:00-20:30 Dinner
  • 2018.11.19

  • 8:30-9:00 Opening Ceremony
    Awarding Ceremony for CubeSat Contest Winners
    9:00-9:30 Keynote
    9:30-9:45 Short break
    9:45-12:45 Reports
    12:45-14:00 Lunch & Rest
    14:00-18:30 Reports
    19:00-21:00 Dinner & Welcome Ceremony
  • 2018.11.20

  • 9:00-9:30 Keynote
    9:00-12:00 Reports
    12:00-13:30 Lunch & Rest
    13:30-14:00 Keynote
    14:00-17:30 Reports
    17:30-17:45 Closing ceremony
    18:00-20:00 Dinner


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Exhibitor Opportunitles
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  • 3m×6m
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  • Gold, Silver and Bronze sponsors given priority when selecting exhibit area
  • discount 35% off for "Belt & Road" Aerospace Innovation Alliance Member

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Northwestern Polytechnical University

Xi’an, China

Address: 1 Dongxiang Road, Chang'an District, Xi'an Shaanxi,710129, P.R.China.

Airport to Northwestern Polytechnical University

1. From Xi’an Xianyang International Airport to the Chang’an campus of Northwestern Polytechnical University, you can first take the airport bus to Jiyuan International Hotel, then take the bus NO. 4-16 to Dongda car yard. It costs 28.5CNY

2. Take a taxi. It costs about 300CNY


You can book your own hotel around the school, or contact us to make a reservation for you.


You can download the travel strategy (Click here for download) below to learn more information about the ancient city, Xi'an. You can also call travel agency, they will help you for a good trip.


CubeSats are a class of research spacecraft called nanosatellites. The cube-shaped satellites are spacecraft size in units or U’s (a unit is defined as a volume of about 10 cm x 10 cm x 10 cm and typically weigh less than 1.33 kg), typically up to 2U (20cm×10cm×10cm), to 12U (20cm×20cm×30cm). Practical application of CubeSat technology was selected in Science as the top ten technology progress in the year of 2014. The theme of this contest is "CubeSat, platform of innovation space mission" The contest will set prizes including the first prize, the second prize, and the third prize. There will be a free launch opportunity of 3U CubeSat or 1U payload capacity for the winner (provided by Expace Technology Co., Ltd.)


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  • Exhibition & Sponsorship Questions



  • Symposium Manager

    Zhu Peijie

  • Organizing Committee

    Prof. Guo Jian (Delft University of Technology)
    Prof. Yu Xiaozhou (Northwestern Polytechnical University)
    Prof. Wang Zhaokui (Tsinghua University)

    Tel: 029-88460390

  • Symposium Secratary

    Pang Weijian,Li Yaofang,Meng Qiang,Sun Qinbo

    Tel: 029-88460390

  • "The Belt and Road" Aerospace Innovation Alliance

    Yuan Yun, Zhang Tong


Gold Sponsor

Expace Technology Co., Ltd. is specialized in the R&D, manufacturing, marketing and service of KZ family of launch vehicles. Though we are improving the KZ family, we have now KZ-1A launcher with carrying capacity 200kg/700km SSO and KZ-11 launcher with carrying capacity 1000kg/700km SSO. We dedicate ourselves to the global market of commercial launch service, developing LEO payload capacity of 1.5 metric tons to provide cost-effective, reliable and accurate commercial launch service for customers all over the world. We actively explore a new path of commercial aerospace to provide a platform and a layout for the commercial space industry. In the meantime, we are extending our business to fields including ground facilities, satellite-manufacturing, and satellite-application, enabling a vertical integration of industrial chain and establishing a new model of space application.


Shanghai Xin Yue Lian Hui Electrical Technology Co., Ltd
School of astronautics, Northwestern Polytechnical University
China Great Wall Industry Corporation
Institute of Remote Sensing and Digital Earth, CAS
Alta Devices
Bright Laser Technologies Co., Ltd (BLT)
Xi 'an Tianyuan Electro-Optical Technology Co., LTD.
Beijing SpaceD Aerospace Science Communication and Virtual Reality Technology Co., Ltd.