Accessing Space with the ISS Bartolomeo Platform

Announcement of Opportunity

 The United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) is partnering with Airbus Defence and Space GmbH to offer United Nations Member States the opportunity to accommodate a payload on the Airbus Bartolomeo external platform on the International Space Station. The mission will be open to all Member States of the United Nations, and developing countries are particularly encouraged to participate. The platform will accommodate and operate payloads provided by institutions in the participating countries.This mission is devoted to addressing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Update 07 Feb 2021: Selection is on-going: Updates to come soon


If you are interested in finding partners to submit an application for this opportunity. We can help you!. Please send us an e-mail to oosa [at] with the subject starting with [Bartolomeo] and we will get back to you


Two webinars have been held. Materials: UNOOSA's presentation (webinar 2)UNOOSA's presentation (webinar 1), Airbus' Presentation


Read our FAQ here, if you have any questions regarding this mission please contact us at oosa [at]

Technical Briefing

A technical briefing took place in the United Nations Office at Vienna on 27 February 2019. The goal of the technical briefing was to inform interested parties in using the Bartolomeo platform about its capabilities. The material is available in the links hereafter.

Material: UNOOSA's Presentation, Airbus' presentation part 1 and part 2, Bartolomeo's User Guide


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