• March 7, 2014
Please welcome a new regional co-coordinator in Japan:
John Polansky, Kyushu Institute of Technology
• February 15, 2014
Please welcome a new regional coordinator in Belgium:
Ertan Umit, Von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics
• February 14, 2014
Call for Paper: The 2nd UNISEC Global Meeting including the 3rd Mission Idea Contest
• January 10, 2014
Please welcome a new regional coordinator in Switzerland:
Cem O. Asma
• December 5, 2013
The Pre-MIC3 workshop presentations are available online!
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 a door to a new facet of space exploration and exploitation.
Any individual, group, or company with space systems expertise and enthusiasm for micro/nano-satellites.
|February 14, 2014 ||Call for Paper|
|June 27, 2014 ||Abstract Due|
(Online system for abstract submission will be set up later.)
|September 1, 2014||Notification of Acceptance|
|October 15, 2014||Final Paper Due|
|November 19, 2014||Final presentation|
Exploitation of nano-satellite(s) (<50 kg)
Technical feasibility and financial feasibility (e.g. rough cost analysis) should be discussed.
Follow abstract template that can be downloaded here .
|Originality (50 points)|
Novel mission concept not yet realized or proposed, or a new implementation of an existing capability or service (25 points) |
(Note: The missions presented by the participants of PreMIC3 will be evaluated as of Nov. 2013 unless they would undergo drastic change.)
Impact on society (25 points)
|Feasibility (50 points)|
|Technical (20 points)|
Programmatic (cost estimate, development schedule, infrastructure requirements) (15 points)
Operational (description of ground segment and communications architecture, e.g., planned use of existing infrastructure) (15 points)
We have been seeking funding resources to support travel fees for selected finalists. In the case that we will not be able to find sufficient funding and that a finalist cannot afford to coming to the venue (Kitakyushu, Japan), we would consider video presentation and online Q&A session.
Regional Seminars for the Details
Our Regional Coordinators will organize regional seminars to facilitate your participation from all over the world.
Stay tuned for regional seminars.