SSPI Satellite Design Competition

The 2018 – 19 SSPI Satellite Design Competition challenges student teams to develop the design for a CubeSat or CubeSat constellation capable of fulfilling a science mission in the field of astronomy.

The submissions will be judged first on the quality, depth, and rigor of the work presented, and secondly on the breadth of the work in terms of topics covered. Each team will be assigned a mentor within the satellite industry to act as an advisor in this process.

Prizes will be awarded for 1st (£500), 2nd (£350), and 3rd (£200) places. SSPI will also conduct video interviews with the winning teams and promote them and their project to its global membership of 5,000 satellite professionals in more than 40 nations (looks great on your CV).

Mission Brief & Rules

Competition Timetable

Registration Deadline: November 2016

Activity Target Date
Project announcement  October
Teams form, registration deadline  October
Mentor assignment deadline  October
First online meeting with mentor  November
Submit documentation of first meeting  November
Reports due to UKSEDS and SSPI for review  June 2019
Completion of judging, announcement of awards  October 2019
Presentation of awards  March 2020

For more information, or to apply for the competition, email [email protected] by the 31st October.