Access to Space for All Latest Information

ANNOUNCEMENT  The Orion 1 team from the Yogyakarta State University (Indonesia) selected as the 5th round of  Kibo-RPC ,   read more  (8 July 2024)
OPPORTUNITY        UNOOSA AND Exolaunch jointly announced the first-round opportunity for the  EXOpod project,  read more (26 June 2024).  How to Apply? Please refer to the EXOpod Rounds webpage .
ANNOUNCEMENT University of San Carlos and Holy Name University selected as the 3rd round awardee of HyperGES , read more (31 January 2024)
Universidad Central de Venezuela selected as the 9th round awardee of DropTES , read more (31 January 2024)
ANNOUNCEMENT UNOOSA and Exolaunch sign agreement to launch CubeSats into space, read more (31 January 2024)

Hypergravity/Microgravity Track

The Hypergravity/Microgravity Track is designed with the end goal of developing the capacity of running various space experiments onboard the orbital vehicles or space stations.


Satellite Development Track

The Satellite Development Track is aiming at building the capacity to design, implement, verify, operate and decommission a satellite in a responsible and sustainable manner.


Space Exploration Track

The Space Exploration Track is designed to cover aspects related to space exploration beyond the geostationary orbit and provides opportunities, as building blocks, to that goal.

Hands-on Component

Education Component

Tools Component


Workshops and Expert Meetings

Through the various workshops, conferences, and meetings, UNOOSA and its partners provide the stakeholders with a forum for discussion on the selected theme and networking for partnerships and other opportunities. All presentations from past workshops are accessible, please see the dedicated websites of each workshop below.

  • 30th UN/IAF Workshop on Space Technology for Socio-Economic Benefits: "Challenges and Capacity-building Opportunities for Emerging Space Nations" was held on 29 September to 1 October 2023 in Baku, Azerbaijan, to bring together people to accelerate capacity-building in developing nations, read more
  • 1st Access to Space for All Expert Meeting was held on 15-17 May 2023 online, convening partners, awardees, supporting governments, and potential future partners and applicants to share success stories and challenges on the initiative, read more
  • 29th UN/IAF Workshop on Space Technology for Socio-Economic Benefits: " Access to Space for All: Bridging the Space Divide" was held from 16-17 September 2022 in Paris, France, read more
  • 28th UN/IAF Workshop on Space Technology for Socio-Economic Benefits: "Space Exploration - A source of inspiration, innovation and discovery" was held from 22-24 October 2021 in Dubai, UAE, read more


Partnerships are a distinctive feature of the Initiative. Access to Space for All is only possible thanks to partnerships with various public and private actors, who are contributing to the initiative in various ways. New partnerships and contributions are possible and encouraged.
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For Member States


Space technologies, data and applications are key enablers for development, in the same way access to internet is an enabler. The Access to Space for All initiative enables communities from all over the world to use and benefit from space technologies and applications thanks to the cooperation among established space actors, the United Nations and non or emerging space entities.
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Contribution to the SDGs

Access to Space for All is key in raising awareness about what space technology can do for the Sustainable Development Goals. Each application for an Access to Space for All hands-on opportunity requests the applicants to provide information on how their activity will support the Sustainable Development Goals. To date, UNOOSA has received applications that spanned over the 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Examples of how Access to Space for All supports the Sustainable Development Goals are:

  • SDG 4 "Quality Education": Access to Space for All provides educational resources supporting the hands-on component.
  • SDG 8 "Decent Work and Economic Growth": Access to Space for All builds capacity for individuals to access jobs in the space industry.
  • SDG 9 "Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure": Thanks to some of the hands-on opportunities of Access to Space for All, institutions create facilities that remain available once the opportunity has been completed.

However, the contribution of the initiative goes beyond those three SDGs. Access to Space for All initiative for Sustainability: Interview Series is a series of interviews of the partners and the awardees in the initiative, where they explain how their projects are tackling different SDGs.

  • Article #1 - How Bartolomeo x ClimCam Project Contributes to the SDGs, an interview with Airbus and the awardee in the first round of Bartolomeo, read more
  • Article #2 - How Education Through PNST Contributes to the SDGs, an interview with Kyushu Institute of Technology and a graduated student, read more
  • Article #3 - DropTES: The Stepping Stone into Space Activities and its Contribution to the SDGs, an interview with ZARM and Universidad Católica de Boliviana, read more
  • Article #4 - DropTES: The Opportunity to Expand Your Horizon and its contribution to the SDGs, an interview with the 1st round and 3rd round awardee read more
  • Article #5 - PHI: The Platform to Realize Your Dreams, an interview with the two 1st round awardees read more
  • Article #6 - HyperGES: The Platform to Boost Space Exploration Capacity and its Contribution to the SDGs, an interview with the 1st round and 2nd round awardees read more
  • Article #7 - KiboCUBE: Bringing "Hope" to Countries with a Small Satellite, an interview with JAXA and Technical University of Moldova read more
  • Article #8 - Vega C: Increasing Synergy through Partnerships to Support Developing Countries Access to Space, an interview with Avio read more

Access to Space for All Awardees

Through the various programmes under the initiative, UNOOSA has awarded opportunities to 30 awardees from all regions. The awardees conduct various activities, not only for the development of science and technology, but also outreach, education, and other impactful actions. Learn more about the teams and their space/related activities.

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Access to Space for All Brochure

The brochure was published in June 2022 and brings an overview of the initiative and each opportunity, along with messages from our partners, and the success stories of the awardees. Download and read to learn more about the initiative in detail.

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