Registration is now closed for the 23/24 competition!

UKSEDS and Satellite Applications Catapult are collaborating to run a student competition on In-Orbit Servicing and Manufacturing. Students will be tasked to design and pitch a mission based in this emerging and exciting new field in the space industry. 

This gives students exposure to a broad range of topics, including space-based solar power, pharmaceuticals, active debris removal, and microgravity manufacturing. 

The competition aims to give interdisciplinary teams, of at least 5 and up to 12 students, a stepping stone into the field, and experience in mission design, engineering, business development, and other industry-relevant skills.

All team members must have UKSEDS membership by the close of registration. If you are not already a member, sign up for free membership today. This includes students (Bachelors to PhD), and we also support graduate teams (as long as team members have graduated within the last 3 years). Teams can add participants throughout the competition provided the number of active participants is no more than 12, and there is no limit to the number of teams that are associated with a single university. 

Teams are also allocated an industry mentor who will check in with them, approximately, on a monthly basis to offer guidance and advice. There is no entry fee associated with this competition. 

If you have any questions or inquiries please contact [email protected]

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