United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs

Basic Space Technology Initiative - Projects and Activities

BSTI-related activities

  • HUMSAT project and GEOID initiative
    The HUMSAT system is conceived as a "multi-purpose" constellation of nano-satellites and will provide a generic communications service commonly known as "storage and forward", on which the different users of the system will be expected to build and define their own applications. A key concept of HUMSAT is that it foresees the addition of payloads for in-orbit tests. Through an agreement with the European Space Agency (ESA), the Initial European Contribution (IEC) to the HUMSAT system will be used as the initial testing tool of the GENSO network of ground stations. For additional information about opportunities to contribute to and participate in the HUMSAT project please contact fernando.aguado@humsat.org.
  • International Space University - Space Studies Programme 2011 Team Project on Small Satellites
    In 2011 the Space Studies Programme of the International Space University will be held in Graz, Austria. Programme participants will contribute to one of three team projects, among them a project dealing with small satellites and space technology development capacity building. Participants in this project will be tasked to prepare a guidebook with best practices for the development of small satellites.

Other activities related to capacity building in space technology development and endorsed by BSTI (for information)

If you wish to have other relevant information added, please contact bsti@unoosa.org.

This page was last updated on 20 November 2013.

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