UNISEC Mission Idea Contest

Abstract Deadline 1st May, 2012

The Mission Idea Contest was established in 2010 to provide aerospace engineers, college students, consultants, and anybody interested in space with opportunities to present their creative ideas and gain attention internationally. The primary goal of this contest is to open a door to a new facet of space exploration and exploitation.

The contest is organised by UNISEC (University Space Engineering Consortium) and sponsored by the University of Tokyo. It was established to encourage innovative exploitation of micro/nano-satellites to provide useful capabilities, services or data and calls for ideas in two categories: 

1. Mission Idea and Satellite Design
2. Mission Idea and Business Model

The contest is open to any individual, group or company with suitable space systems expertise and an enthusiasm for micro/nano-satellites. Finalists will be invited to present in Japan at the 4th Nano-satellite symposium. Airfares, accommodation and local expenses will be provided for up to two members of each team to support their participation in the Symposium. The best papers from the Symposium will be published in a peer-reviewed journal. Further awards are still to be finalised.

Visit the Mission Idea Contest website for more information, selection criteria, and to review the results from the 1st Mission Idea Contest