During the first week of june, Tore André Bekkeng, Knut Stanley Jacobsen, Espen Trondsen and Arne Pedersen were testing Langmuir probes in the plasma chamber at ESTEC.
Several versions, sizes, materials and coatings were tested, and further analysis of the results will help decide which one is best suited for the upcoming missions.

This is the probes that will be used on the main scientific instrument onboard CubeSTAR. Before the CubeSTAR launch, they will also be flown on several sounding rocket missions including:
  • 3 ECOMA-rockets (FFI) from Andøya Rocket Range Dec. 2010
  • ICI-3 (UiO) from Ny-Ålesund Dec. 2011
  • MICA (NASA/Cornell University) from Poker Flat, Alaska Jan. 2012

The focus of this workshop was the COMM and EPS subsystems, with four students from UiO/CubeSTAR participating.
In addition to students from HiN/HinCube, the enthusiasm and expertise of Wouter Weggelaar from ISIS added weight to this workshop, which also included an inspiring lecture on satellite communications in which retired Prof. Gunnar Stette from NTNU could draw from his vast experience in the field.
The first day included student presentations of the COMM and EPS subsystems and also a brief technical demonstration of the COM system, while the second day was spent trying to establish a communication link between the COMM subsystem and Andøya Ground Station.
Participants from the CubeSTAR project were Johan Tresvig, Markus Grønstad, Martin Oredsson, and Kjetil Rensel.  

On 9 February the CubeSTAR student satellite was presented on the annual Space Dinner, arranged by NIFRO at Grand Hotel in Oslo. Jøran Antonsen from NAROM gave a presentation on the Norwegian student satellite program, and Tore André Bekkeng presented CubeSTAR and it's scientific instrument, the multi-Needle Langmuir Probe.
NIFRO is the Norweigan forum for space industry, and Space Dinner 2010 gathered more than 100 participants from both industry and the government in Norway.

During July-Aug. 2009, CubeSTAR student Johan Tresvig attended the Space Studies Program (SSP09) held by the International Space University (ISU) and hosted by NASA Ames Research Center in California.
The program attracts students from all over the world and is aimed to give the students an opportunity to exchange ideas and information as well as provide the students with an introduction into various disciplines within the space sector such as engineering, law and business management.
Johan Tresvig was awarded a scholarship of 19.500 EUR from ESA and the Norwegian Space Center to attend the program

ANSAT and NAROM arranged a CubeSat workshop at Andøya Rocket Range on november 23.-24 2009. Both students from HiNCube at Narvik University College and from CubeSTAR in Oslo participated. The main focus for this workshop was attitude determination and control, but other relevant topics was also covered for status and information exchange between the current two student satellite projects in Norway.
Participants from the CubeSTAR project was Johan Tresvig, Markus Grønstad, Manuel Lains, Martin Oredsson, Fredrik Stray, Tore André Bekkeng, Espen Trondsen
In august 2009 four CubeSTAR students attended the Small Satellite Conference and the preceding CubeSat Conference at Utah State University, Logan.
Even though Small Satellites are defined up to 500 kg, far more than CubeSTAR’s 2 kg it’s still a lot to learn from those projects, lots of people and industry to meet and learn to know.  The preceding CubeSat conference was obviously more targeted against CubeSats  and student satellite projects.
It’s important for the CubeSTAR project that the participating students are given the opportunity to participate in relevant international conferences.
Participating students from the CubeSTAR projects was Martin Oredsson, Manuel Lains, Anders Aarsæther and Markus Grønstad.
In April 2009, CubeSTAR student Johan Tresvig attended the annual Cubesat Developers Workshop held at California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly) in San Luis Obispo in California. The workshop lasts for 4 days, where the participants get an opportunity to meet with other Cubesat teams and the space industry. Johan also presented the CubeSTAR project on this workshop.