The 3rd Mission Idea Contest

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October 31, 2014
Poster presenters were announced!


October 10, 2014
During the Contest, two additional awards will be given to some of the finalists.
Student Prize, MIC3The Student Prize will be awarded to a finalist team for the best and most imaginative design and applications of nano-satellite(s).
IAA Award, MIC3The IAA Award will be given to a finalist team for fostering international collaboration in space projects.


September 1, 2014
The ten finalists of MIC3 were announced!
The finalists will present their ideas at Kyushu Institute of Technology during the 2nd UNISEC-Global Meeting.
Poster presenters will be announced soon.


August 19, 2014
Full papers for the 3rd Mission Idea Contest (MIC3)
The MIC3 full paper due is on 15 October, 2014.
Template for MIC3 full paper Download Full Paper Template


June 26, 2014
Extended Deadline for Abstract of MIC 3:
We would like to inform you that, in response to a number of requests from busy researchers and students, we have extended the submission deadline of the abstract for the 3rd Mission Idea Contest for Micro/Nano Satellite Utilization from June 27, 2014 to July 4, 2014 (Japanese Standard Time). Thank you.


June 26, 2014
Regional seminar was held in Angola on 19-22 June. regional seminar in Angola
Contact: Zolana Joao
MIC3 seminar


June 5, 2014
Register online for the 3rd Mission Idea Contest!


May 22, 2014
Regional seminar was held in Bulgaria on 21 May, 2014 at Sofia University.
MIC3 seminar
Contact: Plamen Dankov and Vesselin Vassilev
Download brochure (English)


May 12, 2014
The movie of the regional seminar held at Kyushu Institute of Technology is available online (in English).
MIC3 seminar
Contact: John Polansky


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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.

Finalists of the 3rd Mission Idea Contest

Full paper due: 15 October, 2014

Authors Title Organization
Algis Karpavicius et al. Piezo-active Suspension system for Space Interferometry and Broadband Communications Kaunas University of Technology
Ayumu Tokaji and Ashraf Nabil Rashwan Utilizing Nano Satellites for Water Monitoring for Nile River Keio University, Cairo University
Bianca Szasz et al. Moon-sighting satellite "Otsukimi" Kyushu Institute of Technology
Ifriky Tadadjeu Sokeng et al. Africa Nano3: Leveraging NANOscience, NANOtechnology and NANOsatellites for Africa-centred connectivity solutions Cape Peninsula University of Technology, University of South Africa, iThemba LABS-National Research Foundation
Jan-Hielke le Roux et al. A nano-satellite constellation for tracking and monitoring endangered wildlife in developing countries. Stellenbosch University
Luca Levrino et al. Lunar Relativistic Positioning System (LRPS) for Human Exploration Politecnico di Torino
Marcello Valdatta et al. Clouds Heigt Mission NPC SPACEMIND, University of Hamburg, Center of Excellence SPACE-SI
Oleg Nizhnik CubeSat amateur laser communicator with Earth to Moon orbit data link capability JAXA
Sean Tuttle et al. A Concept for a Microgravity Experiment Recoverable Satellite "MERS" UNSW Canberra
Tomasz Szewczyk et al. TwinCube - Proposal for Tether Supported Plasma Measurement 3-Unit CubeSat Space Research Centre PAS (SRC PAS), Warsaw, Poland

Poster Presenters

Authors Title Organization
Ahmed Farid et al. MENA Renewable Energy Source Mapping Via Nano-Satellite Mission October University For Modern Sciences & Arts (MSA) and Cairo University
Ivan Cornejo MULTISPECTRAL IMAGING SYSTEM FOR HUMAN DEVELOPMENT COOPERATION AND PEOPLES-ECUADOR MEXICO, SATECUMEX UNAM
Jaeyoung Lim Near Real Time Space Debris Tracking Satellite using Lidar Seoul National University
Jordan Vannitsen et al. Near Earth Objects detection Network Project (NEON Project) Overview National Cheng Kung University
Kruzlics Peter et al. Sea Ice Measurements using GNSS Reflectometry from Nano-Satellites WatSat-University of Waterloo
Mehmet Şevket ULUDAĞ et al. MicroSatellite Miner (MICROMIN) Istanbul Technical University, Space Systems Design and Test Laboratory
Mohammed Khalil Ibrahim & Sultan Hassan Al-Sultan Space-Based System for Short -Term Earthquake Warning Cairo University, University of Petroleum and Minerals
Omar Ben Bahri et al. NanoSatellites Monitoring for Human Health Control University of Monastir
Sedat Nazlıbilek & Dr. Alime ÖZYILDIRIM et al. Pardus - Sat ATILIM UNIVERSITY and ASELSAN COMPANY
Valentin Stavrev et al. nanoTrack - Global Tracking Constellation nanoTrack Startup Group
(alphabetical order of the first name)

Collaborator:

IAA

International Academy of Astronautics (IAA)
will award the IAA Award to recognize Fostering international collaboration in space projectsIAA Award, MIC3


Sponsor for Student Prize:

Student Prize, MIC3Gesellschaft zur Förderung des akademischen Nachwuchses (GeFaN)


Regional Seminars

  • MIC3 seminar

    Regional seminars was held at Luanda International Fair for Information Technology and Communications in Angola on 19-22 June, 2014. Coordinator: Zolana Joao

  • MIC3 seminar

    Regional seminars was held at Luanda International Fair for Information Technology and Communications in Angola on 19-22 June, 2014. Coordinator: Zolana Joao

  • MIC3 seminar

    Regional seminars was held at Kyushu Inst. of Tech. on April 4, 2014. Coordinator: Dr. John Polansky

  • MIC3 seminar

    Regional seminars was held during the 2nd Maghreb International Courses in Spatial Technology in Monastir, Tunisia on March 28. Coordinator: Prof. Kamel Besbes

  • MIC3 seminar

    Regional seminars was held at Sofia University on May 21, 2014. Coordinators: Dr. Plamen Dankov and Dr. Vesselin Vassilev

  • MIC3 seminar

    Regional seminars was held during the 2nd Maghreb International Courses in Spatial Technology in Monastir, Tunisia on March 28. Coordinator: Prof. Kamel Besbes

  • MIC3 seminar

    Regional seminars was held at Kyushu Inst. of Tech. on April 4, 2014. Coordinator: Dr. John Polansky

  • MIC3 seminar

    Regional seminars was held at Sofia University on May 21, 2014. Coordinators: Dr. Plamen Dankov and Dr. Vesselin Vassilev

Eligibility
Any individual, group, or company with space systems expertise and enthusiasm for micro/nano-satellites.

Important Dates

February 14, 2014 Call for Paper
July 4, 2014 Extended Abstract Due
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September 1, 2014Notification of Acceptance
October 15, 2014Final Paper Due
Template for MIC3 full paper Full paper template
November 19, 2014Final presentation

Reasons for participation
1) Good training to build capacity
2) Find meaningful mission ideas
3) Great opportunity to make a difference using using micro/nano satellites that are affordable and technically feasible
4) High visibility of your ideas to the experts and the world- potentials for future collaboration and support

Requirements
Exploitation of nano-satellite(s) (<50 kg)
Technical feasibility and financial feasibility (e.g. rough cost analysis) should be discussed.

Template for MIC3 full paper Full paper template

piechart Evaluation Criteria
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)

Originality (50 points)
Novel mission concept not yet realized or proposed*, or a new implementation of an existing capability or service (25 points) 
Impact on society (25 points)
(Note: The missions presented by the participants of PreMIC3 will be evaluated as of Nov. 2013 unless they would undergo drastic change.)

Financial Support
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.



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