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UKSEDS and Satellite Applications Catapult are working together on a brand new competition based on in-orbit servicing and manufacturing (IOSM). The 2021-2022 IOSM Competition invites students to design their own missions related to IOSM, and justify their mission proposals from both business and engineering perspectives to compete for a hypothetical mission investment. Students will choose and define their own mission objectives, and consider key aspects of their missions such as engineering feasibility and commercial viability.

Teams will be tasked with a series of challenges throughout the competition, and will ultimately pitch their business proposals to a panel of investors in a Dragon’s Den style scenario.

Key Dates

Competition Launch20th October 2021
Registration Deadline24th November 2021
SAC WorkshopNovember 2021
Challenge 1November - December 2021
Challenge 2January - March 2022
Challenge 3April - July 2022
Competition DayAugust 2022

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Find out more about the In-Orbit Servicing and Manufacturing Competition, and how to get involved.

About the organisers

Satellite Applications Catapult

The Satellite Applications Catapult is a not-for-profit, independent innovation and technology company, created by Innovate UK to drive economic growth through the exploitation of space. We work with businesses of all sizes to realise their potential from space infrastructure and its applications. With a Head Office in Harwell, Oxfordshire, and specialist capabilities also in Harwell as well as in Westcott, Buckinghamshire, the Catapult was established to accelerate the growth of the space sector and drive economic impact for the UK."


Formed in 1988 and now with over 1000 members and 27 affiliated societies located up and down the country, the UK Students for the Exploration and Development of Space (UKSEDS) is a charity run by student volunteers, for students. We support students and enthusiasts across the country by running space projects, hosting conferences and workshops, and doing outreach to inspire and educate the next generation of space enthusiasts. UKSEDS also has an extensive history of running space competitions for UK students, primarily through the three core competitions (Satellite Design, Rocketry, and Rovers). The IOSM competition is a brand new competition that will run alongside and complement the existing competitions.