Phase 1: Mission design
Phase 1 opens
Teams will be able to use the resource hub, a curated collection of virtual resources, as they develop and submit their mission proposals. Any eligible school can form a team and submit — no in-person collaboration or prior experience with CubeSats is required. Use the resource hub to get started.
Virtual information session
Virtual panel with industry leaders
Mission proposal deadline
Teams must have submitted mission proposals by 5:59 p.m. ET for review by a judging panel.
The judging panel will use Phase 1 selection criteria to select up to five finalists to receive prizes and an invitation to Phase 2.
Phase 2: Mission build and launch
Phase 2 opens
Finalists will receive mentorship and additional virtual resources to implement their mission proposals and build their CubeSat prototypes.
Finalists will plan their own flight events, where they will launch their CubeSat prototypes.
Flight report deadline
Finalists will submit their flight reports, and a judging panel may review the reports to select winners.