The pre-4th Mission Idea Contest

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November 23, 2015
Please welcome our new regional coordinator
Marco Gómez (Costa Rican Institute of Technology)
and new co-cordinator Ivandro Rodrigues (Angolan Methodist University)

September 28, 2015
Please welcome our new regional coordinator
Jim Hefkey (University of Auckland, New Zealand)

July 15, 2015
The 4th Mission Idea Contest will be held on 17-23 October 2016 at Istanbul Technical University, Istanbul, Turkey.

July 10, 2015
The Pre-4th MIC Workshop has been successfully completed.

Ertan Umit (von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics, Belgium) won the Best Proposal Award.

June 15, 2015
The profiles of the resource providers are now available.

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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 a door to a new facet of space exploration and exploitation.

Development of micro/nano-satellites started as an educational and research program primarily at university laboratories. As the micro/nano-satellite technology matures, it has spread rapidly across the academics and industry for practical application.


Encourage innovative exploitation of micro/nano-satellites to provide useful capabilities, services or data.

Reasons for participation

  • Finalists will make a final presentation on Oct 21, 2016, in Istanbul, Turkey.
  • Awards (TBC)
    • 1st place and 2nd place
    • Student Prize
    • Best poster award
  • Selected papers will be published.
  • High visibility for your ideas and the potential for future collaboration and support

Important Dates

October 5, 2015Call for Paper
April 4, 2016Abstract Due
Jun 30, 2016Notification of Acceptance
September 1, 2016Full Paper Submission Due
October 21, 2016Final presentation

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7th Nano-Satellite Symposium at
Suleyman Demirel Cultural Center (SDCC)
Istanbul Technical University Ayazaga Campus Istanbul Turkey

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