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“Fly your satellite!” into space: 2019 call for proposals

on 30 August 2019

The Romanian Space Agency (ROSA) invites Romanian students that are developing a CubeSat to register their satellite for the new edition of the “Fly Your Satellite!” programme. The submission deadline for proposals is 13 October 2019, at 23:59 CEST (14 October, 00:59 local time in Romania).

“Fly Your Satellite!” is an educational programme for university students, created by ESA after the launch of seven university CubeSats on the 2012 Vega maiden flight, including the Romanian Goliat satellite.

For the current call, launch opportunities to Low Earth Orbit (LEO) are envisioned. Teams should indicate in their CubeSat Proposal the range of orbits to which they are compatible in terms of mission objectives, ground coverage, system performance, etc. Launches from the International Space Station (ISS) may be offered within the programme, and as those launches may be more readily available due to recurrent resupply flights, compatibility with the ISS safety requirements and orbit is strongly recommended.

Student teams can apply by submitting a proposal describing their CubeSat project and demonstrating its maturity. Throughout the proposal, teams must show that the project is compliant with the eligibility criteria and the application conditions of the “Fly Your Satellite!” programme.

Teams accepted into the programme will work on different stages of the final design, assembly, integration and verification of their CubeSat and ground station, in preparation for the launch and mission operations. ESA specialists will guide them through the necessary processes and preparation of requested documentation packages and will evaluate the student team’s work. The launch will be offered by ESA to those teams that demonstrate the readiness of their spacecraft and ground segment and compatibility with the technical and safety requirements.

Further details are available at the following link.

Image credit: ESA