The Introduction to The Mission Idea Contest

The Mission Idea Contest (MIC) was established last year 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 the Mission Idea Contest (MIC) is to open a door to a new facet of space exploration and exploitation.

Development of micro/nano-satellites started as an educational and research program primarily at university laboratories. As the micro/nano-satellite technology matures, it have spread rapidly across the academics and industry for practical application.

UNISEC and University of Tokyo proudly announce the 2nd Mission Idea Contest.
The 2nd Mission Idea Contest has already started.
Abstract deadline is due on May 1, 2012.
The organisers of the contest look forward to receiving your great idea for the 2nd in Mission Idea Contest.

(See reference documents and the summary of the 1st Mission Idea Contest in 2011)

The 2nd Mission Idea Contest calls for ideas in two categories:
Category 1: Mission Idea and Satellite Design
Category 2: Mission Idea and Business Model

Objective

Encourage innovative exploitation of micro/nano-satellites to provide useful capabilities, services or data.

Reasons for participation

  • Finalists will be invited to present in Japan at the 4th Nano-satellite symposium (Nagoya, Japan on October 10-13, 2012)
  •  Awards (TBD):
  • Best papers will be published in a peer-reviewed journal (TBR)
  • High visibility for your ideas and the potential for future collaboration and support

Eligibility

  • Category 1: Mission Idea and Satellite Design

Any individual, group or company with suitable space systems expertise and an enthusiasm for micro/nano-satellites.
Category 1 Application Template

  • Category 2: Mission Idea and Business Model

Any individual, group or company with suitable business expertise and an enthusiasm for micro/nano-satellites.
Category 2 Application Template

More information at the website of the contest.