“CubeSat, a platform for new Technology Verification and International Cooperation!”
TheInternational Astronautical Federation (IAF)and itsSpace University Administrative Committee (SUAC)in cooperation with theChinese Society of Astronautics (CSA)and theDalian University of Technology (DUT)are pleased to announce an exclusive competition for aFree Launch of a CubeSatoperated by theChina Academy of Launch Vehicle Technology.
We cordially inviteall IAF Member Universitiestoparticipate for freein the IAF-CSA Space Universities CubeSat Challenge (IAF-CSA SUCC) and profit from this unique opportunity to win a free launch on the Long March or Smart Dragon Series Launcher. We also strongly encourageall other interested university teamswho are not yet IAF Members to apply forIAF Membership. Based on such application, the IAF will provide this special offer to participate in this IAF-CSA SUCC competitioneven before being approvedas new IAF member at the upcoming IAC 2021.
By providing the opportunity of a free CubeSat Launch,IAF-CSA SUCCoffers a platform for university students to present their creative ideas and gain attention internationally. The design, development, and application of CubeSat is a systematic project, which integrates many research fields, such as mechanical and electrical engineering, telecommunications, electronics, control, materials etc. Its application covers industry, agriculture, environment, transportation and other fields.
With the theme "CubeSat, a platform for new technology verification and international cooperation" the IAF-CSA Space Universities CubeSat Challenge aims at:
fostering the innovative thinking of students around the world
improving the ability of astronautics innovative scientific research, the ability to combine theory with practice, the ability to solve practical engineering problems
contributing to the popularization of space knowledge and the support of innovative talents.
IAF- CSA SUCC is open to all IAF Member Universities
Participation and registration is free of charge
Non-IAF Member Universities are strongly encouraged to apply for IAF Membership in order to be admitted to participate in the competition to win a free launch. Universities who start the IAF Membership application process will qualify for the competition and will further be considered. Please refer toBecome an IAF member (iafastro.org)to start the application process and learn more about the numerous benefits of becoming an IAF Member.