The Pre-5th Mission Idea Contest

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December 4, 2017
Team USA and Team Italy won the 1st and 2nd Places, respectively. Congratulations!

October 19, 2017
The winners of the local competitions were announced. Good luck in the final presentation in Rome!

February 22, 2017
We are pleased to announce that PreMIC5 workshop will be held in Rome, Italy during 5th UNISEC-Global Meeting scheduled in Dec 2-4, 2017. The winners of local competitions will get together in the workshop.


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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.


1st Place:
usa team
William Evonosky, Yi Duann and Kaustubh Anand Kandi

University of Colorado, National Central University and Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology

2nd Place:
italy team
Luca Gugli et al.

La Sapienza, Rome, ENEA, Rome


finalists of PreMIC5

The winners of the local competitions held in Italy, Mexico, Germany, Germany, USA, Turkey, and Japan will make presentations during the 5th UNISEC-Global Meeting held in Rome in Dec 2-4, 2017.

  Title Presenters Affiliations Co-authors
Japan Satellite Tracking Ocean Currents for Marine Searching and Rescue Phongsakorn Meemak Kyushu Institute of Technology Aekjira Kuyyakanont
USA MIRA: Measurements of the Ionosphere from a Range of Altitudes William Evonosky, Yi Duann, and Kaustubh Anand Kandi Univ. of Colorado, National Central Univ., and Indian Inst. of Space Science and Technology  
Germany SWEET - The Open-source Satellite Mission for Worldwide Water-quality Assessment Florian Schummer
Kelly Antonini
Technical University of Munich Kelly Antonini, Martin Langer, Kim Steinkirchner, David Messmann, Sebastian Rückerl, Nicolas Appel, Ulrich Walter
Mexico Small satellite to monitor the Red Tide blowing on Central American coast using a High Definition Camera and two Multispectral Cameras Rojas-Quesada Mariela University of Costa Rica Campos-Mora J, Cespedes-Ulate R, Montero-Montoya T, Rodriguez-Vargas S, Salazar-Lopez F, Segura-Hernández F, Quiroz-Jimenez O, Fonseca-Naranjo G.
Mexico Refractor Telescope Satellite (RT-SAT) Angel Colín UANL
ItalyGrowth of tomato plants MICRO-TOM in space environement Luca Gugli La Sapienza, Rome, ENEA, RomeGiulio Metelli, Eugenio Benvenuto, Luca Nardi, Fabio Massimo Forino, Oliviero Eletti, Simone Cerchiara, Giuseppe Zummo, Chiara Burattini, Fabio Santoni, Ivan Masfiq Ahemed, Fabio Bisegna
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