Satellite Development Track News

  • The details of KiboCUBE Academy Season 2 are released!!! For more details click here.
  • KiboCUBE is open for applications until 31 December 2021. Start from here.
  • Post-guaduate study on Nano-Satellite Technologies (PNST) is open for applications until 10 January 2022. Start from here .

Our Current Partners

Partnership is a distinctive feature of the Initiative. The Access to Space for All Initiative is only possible thanks to partnerships with various public and private actors, who are contributing to the initiative in various manners. New contributions to the Initiative are possible and encouraged. Contact us at unoosa-access-to-space (at) un (dot) org.

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Access to Space for All and the SDGs

Access to Space for All is key in raising awareness about what space technology can do for the Sustainable Development Goals. Each application for an Access to Space for All hands-on opportunity request the applicants to provide information on how their activity will support the Sustainable Development Goals. To date, UNOOSA has received applications that spanned over the 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Examples of how Access to Space for All supports the Sustainable Development Goals are:

  • SDG 4 "Quality Education": Access to Space for All provides educational resources supporting the hands-on component.
  • SDG 8 "Decent Work and Economic Growth": Access to Space for All builds capacity for individuals to access jobs in the space industry.
  • SDG 9 "Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure": Thanks to some of the hands-on opportunities of Access to Space for All, institutions create facilities that remain available once the opportunity has been completed.

What is the Satellite Development Track?

The Satellite Development Track offers access to space research facilities, infrastructure and information with the aim of developing technical know-how, engineering processes and infrastructure in the area of satellite development and, promotes international cooperation in the peaceful uses of outer space. The Satellite Development Track under Access to Space for All is a joint initiative of UNOOSA and space agencies, research institutions and industry.

How does it work?

There are several Access to Space for All components serving the Satellite Development Track: A hands-on component, based on opportunities provided by different partners and aiming at providing access to space research facilities and infrastructure to develop technical know-how. A tools component that provides information on open source tools to support the hands-on component and an educational component, which provides the theoretical foundation to fully utilize the opportunities and the tools. Additional components might be added to provide better support to the Member States.
Activities on each component open throughout the year and are available to participants from United Nations Member States.

Hands-on Component

The following are opportunities under the Satellite Development Track

  • KiboCUBE: CubeSat deployment opportunity by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency using the Japan Experiment Module (JEM) Small Satellite Orbital Deployer (J-SSOD) from the Kibo module on the International Space Station.

  • Vega-C: CubeSat deployment opportunity using a Vega-C rocket in partnership with AVIO Spa.

Education Component

Common Education Resources


Satellite Development Education Resources



Tools Component

Design Tools

Validation and Verification Tools

Development, Operations, End of Life, and Deorbiting Tools

Budget Planning Tools

Feasibility Analysis Tools

Risk Analysis Tools

Common Tools


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