Joint standards in student satellite design are a key issue for exchange of information between worldwide partners. The success of traditional CubeSat standardization on geometric dimensions and mass underlines this. This way the joint use of adaptors for different launchers was enabled.
A similar definition for electrical interface standards for CubeSats would help to enable and support exchange of satellite hardware at the level of subsystems boards. Thus, subsystems from different suppliers could be flexibly integrated for different functionalities in a specific mission. Thus the broad international pico-satellite community would benefit in future international cooperative satellite projects to apply such standards, which are well accepted.