The 8th Mission Idea Contest

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Introduction to the Mission Idea Contest

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The Mission Idea Contest (MIC) was established in 2010 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 MICs is to open the door to a new facet of space exploration and exploitation.

The development of micro/nano-satellites started as an educational and research program primarily at university laboratories. As micro/nano-satellite technology matures, it has spread rapidly across academics and industry for practical application. In the MIC8, we encourage contestants to propose how to maximize the capability and function of multiple nano-satellites for the benefit of humanity.

Theme

Missions by multiple nano-satellites

Requirement

The mission is carried out by multiple satellites made of 6U CubeSat or smaller each. The number of satellites can be anything as long as it is bigger than one, and the mission has clear benefits of having multiple satellites in orbit simultaneously. Constellation (with no inter-satellite link) missions and formation missions (with an inter-satellite link) are both encouraged.

Important Dates

PreMIC8 application due:July 25, 2022
PreMIC8 notification: August 31, 2022
PreMIC8 Workshop: October 19, 2022 (in Istanbul, Turkey)
MIC8 application due: TBD
MIC8 notification: TBD
MIC8 full paper submission: TBD
MIC8 final presentation: TBD

Abstract Template

Constellation mission Word / PDF
Formation mission Word / PDF

PreMIC8 Presenters

TitleNameAffiliationRegion
The design of a 6U nanosatellite constellation for debris monitoring and passive tracking Jeje Kudakwashe, John Paul Almonte, and Pema Zangmo Kyushu Intsitute of Technology Japan
Ocean Climate CubeSat Constellation (OCCC) Mission Yi Hsuan Lee National Tsing Hua University Taiwan
CubeSat constellation for monitoring and detecting plastic wastes in water bodies & testing the moon-sun sensor Abdulaziz Ahmed, Mohamed Hamdy, and Mohammad Khaled Cairo University Egypt
CUBESAT CONSTELLATION TO ANALYZE THE EFFECTS OF EARTH'S MAGNETIC TAIL ON THE MOON (MAGNETA-CUBE) Ramírez Martínez Jonathan Gadiel Instituto Politécnico Nacional Mexico
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