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
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.