The fifth International Conference/Workshop 
on Microprop
ulsion and CubeSats 


Toulouse, France, April 07-09, 2021


Dear Colleagues,


We are pleased to announce the organization of the 5th edition of the international workshop on Micropropulsion for CubeSats – MPCS 5.


After successful and fruitful editions in Bari, Singapore, Washington and Beijing, respectively, the fifth edition will be held in the city of Toulouse in the south of France from the 22nd until the 24th of June 2020.


The MPCS workshop is focused on recent advances and perspectives in the field of micropropulsion for small spacecraft and Cubesats. It gathers researchers and engineers from Universities, Research centers, Agencies and Industries to share knowledge and new results on the physics of micro-thrusters, on modelling and numerical simulations, on diagnostic techniques but also on technologies and associated space missions. The MPCS is therefore the right place to exchange on needs, trends and progress and to prepare the future of micropropulsion.


The MPCS 5 will propose a series of selected talks as well as panel discussions about remaining challenges and short term expectations. As with previous editions, the number of attendees will be limited to about 70 to favor discussions and keep a friendly atmosphere.


A second announcement will occur in January 2020 along with the opening of the MPCS 5 website where information about conference fee, location and accommodation, preliminary program and abstracts will be available.


Hoping to see many of you at this great event!

Laurent Garrigues & Stéphane Mazouffre

Organizers of the MPCS 5

Please download the First Announcement in PDF here.

External website:

​Organizers of MPCS Conference Series:

  • CNRS, ICARE, Orléans, France

  • Plasma Sources and Application Center / Space Propulsion Center, NIE, Singapore 

  • Institute of Advanced Studies, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

  • CNR-Nanotec – P.Las.M.I. lab, Bari, Italy

More info will be posted soon..