Access to Space for All News

NEW! UNOOSA and ZARM announced the 8th round awardee on 10 March, read more (10 March 2023)
[Opportunity]  KiboCUBE Academy webinar held on 9 March 2023,  watch here (9 March 2023)
NEW! UNOOSA and Avio announced the 1st round Vega C awardee on 10 February, watch here (10 February 2023)
3rd round awardee Surya University's SS-1 was deployed from the ISS on 6 January,  watch here   (6 January 2023)
[Publications]  Access to Space for All initiative for Sustainability: Interview Series Article #4 released,  read more  (6 December 2022)
Access to Space for All initiative for Sustainability: Interview Series Article #3 released, read more (30 Sept 2022)

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.



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

Access to Space for All Awardees

Through the various programmed 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.

Our awardees

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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