Phase 1: Mission design
Phase 1 opened
Teams used the resource hub, a curated collection of virtual resources, as they developed and submitted their mission proposals. Any eligible school could form a team and submit — no in-person collaboration or prior experience with CubeSats was required.
Virtual information session
Virtual panel with industry leaders
Mission proposal deadline
Teams submitted mission proposals by 5:59 p.m. ET for review by a judging panel.
The judging panel used Phase 1 selection criteria to select the five finalists to receive prizes and an invitation to Phase 2.
Phase 2: Mission build and launch
Phase 2 begins
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.