Our group of six students stood out quite well in the crowd of middle-aged men in suits. Especially Kai Inges innovative composite frame created a lot of attention, and the poster (champagne) session that evening became a bit longer than planned.
Despite long days with presentations from nine to seven, few breaks and small lunches, we still had some time to do a little sightseeing. It must be mentioned that sightseeing in Brussels is just as much about the food and drinks as great old buildings, and we certainly had a great time.
Three long days in a row with presentations was maybe a bit too much for inexperienced conference participants, but we learned a lot of interesting things about other CubeSat projects, and made some useful contacts in the community. We are so happy that we could go to this conference in such a big group, many thanks to Kongsberg Seatex AS who gave us a sponsorship for the trip! It was all in all a very nice experience, both as a social event and as a unique opportunity to present our work abroad.
The presentations can be found on the website of the symposium: http://www.cubesatsymposium.eu/presentation.php