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).

Please find hereafter the application form and announcement of opportunity for the utilization of the Airbus' Bartolomeo platform. Please follow the instructions of the Announcement of Opportunity. The deadline for applications is by  30 April 2020 at 23:59 CET (Update made on 20 November 2019: Please note that the deadline for applications is now 30 April 2020) .


Please note that a webinar took place on Monday 25 November. Material: UNOOSA's presentation, Airbus' Presentation

The next webinar will take place on 30 January 2020 , there will be two slots from 9:00-12:00 CET and from 16:00-19:00 CET. Take the opportunity to ask any questions regarding your application! ( NO REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED )

Join the webinar from 9:00-12:00 CET

Join the webinar from 16:00-19:00 CET


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