Access to Space for All Initiative

A single opportunity has limited impact but a structured initiative has long-lasting effects permeating all societal pillars


The United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) has conducted capacity-building activities such as conferences and training courses for almost 50 years. However, we have noticed an increasing demand for hands on expertise related to access to space. To answer to the increasing demand for hands-on capacity-building, UNOOSA started to provide hands on opportunities in collaboration with various partners back in 2012 and, in 2018, launched the Access to Space for All Initiative which organizes all the hands-on opportunities offered by UNOOSA in three different tracks of increasing complexity, aiming at developing capacity in different space-related areas from A to Z.

Jump to the specific pages of the opportunities listed in the table below or continue reading to get practical advice to improve your application.
Hypergravity/Microgravity Track Satellite Development Track Exploration Track
DropTES KiboCUBE ISONscope
HyperGES Vega-C  
China Space Station    
Dream Chaser    


- The 2nd round of HyperGES is open for applications. For more details see here.
- The 7th round of KiboCUBE is open for applications. For more details see here
MIR-SAT 1, the first ever satellite of Mauritius from our 3rd round winner Mauritius Research Innovation Council was succesfully deployed on 22 June through KiboCUBE!
Catch up on all the action on YouTube  here and read their interview article from here. 
To access data from MIR-SAT 1, the information can be found here.
A tutorial on how to process the telemetry, courtesy of Daniel Estevez, can be found here.


*Webinars dedicated to each of the programmes are found on each page.

Past webinars

Find all the materials of the webinar here. Webinars related to each programme can be found under each programme page. 
Hypergravity/Microgravity Webinar Series (For details and agenda click here)
21 April 2021: Introduction to Hypergravity/Microgravity
28 April 2021: Life Science: Biology
5 May 2021: Life Science: Physiology
12 May 2021: Life Science: Pharmacology
19 May 2021: Physical Science: Material Science
26 May 2021: Physical Science: Fluid Dynamics
2 June 2021: Technology Demonstration
9 June 2021: UNOOSA Hypergravity/Microgravity Track Opportunities
16 June 2021: Regional Hypergravity/Microgravity Activities
Information Briefing Webinar
10 March 2021: What is the Access to Space for All Initiative?

Tips on how to improve your application
The Office organized a series of webinars to help potential applicants to improve their applications. (Series conducted in Fall/Winter 2020) 
How to raise awareness about your project
Find all the materials of the webinar here
Space Law and Regulations
Find all the materials of the webinar here
Ask a winner
Find all the materials of the webinar here
Access to Space for All and Artificial Intelligence
Find all the materials of the webinar here


Our Current Partners


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

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