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ICE Cubes

Space Application Services

ICE Cubes Services

19 April 2018

The International Space Station (ISS) is a great international achievement, designed as a
flexible laboratory able to support science and applications in a wide range of disciplines.
However, making use of the ISS is still perceived as not attractive for a large number of
potential users, due to the burden of complex rules, long procedures associated with
developing and operating equipment on-board the ISS and the related cost.
Yet, things are now changing.

Based on a public-private partnership (PPP) agreement with ESA, the International
Commercial Experiment Cubes (ICE Cubes) service is now providing for a commercial
access service to the ISS, that is fast, simple and affordable, creating opportunities to run
experiments, applications and technology demonstrations for any public or private
entity / user.

About the event

This info meeting introduces ICE CUBES services and its capabilities. In the first part of the meeting, the participants learn what ICE Cubes can offer for their research in terms of fast and affordable access to space and the International Space Station. The second part is dedicated to identifying ideas and disruptive solutions in thematic discussion clusters with those with related scientific interests. As well as networking and collaboration opportunities and for R&D matchmaking and innovation exchange in the framework of the ICE Cubes service.


09h30     Welcome Coffee

10h00     Welcome Note (Mr Grégoire Bourban, Swiss Space Center)

10h10     Introduction of the ICE Cubes service (Ms Stenuit / Mr Ricci, ICE Cubes)

10h20     ESA as a partner of the ICE Cubes initiative (Ms Veronica de Regina)

10h35     Swiss Space rep introductory words (SERI/Swiss Space Office)

10h50     ICE Cubes capabilities and service presentation (Ms Hilde Stenuit / Mr Mauro Ricci, ICE Cubes)

11h35     Future evolution of the ICE Cubes service (Ms Hilde Stenuit / Mr Mauro Ricci, ICE Cubes)

11h50     Q&A session

12h00    Lunch

13h00    H2020 HEMERA project presentation (Mr Felix Friedl-Vallon from the Inst. für Meteorologie und Klimaforschung Karlsruher Instit.für Technologie)

13h20     Thematic cluster think tanks: topics will be confirmed upon participation feedback

Networking and collaboration opportunities and for R&D matchmaking

Parallel possibility to have one-on-one discussions on concrete ideas

15h30    Coffee Break

16h00    Collaboration funding possibilities


17h00    End of event


ETH Zentrum
Semper Aula (HG G60)

Rämistrasse 101
8092 Zurich

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