DropTES 8th Round of Applications

Applications are closed. 
Last updated: 1 July 2021 

     The  United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) and the  Center of Applied Space Technology and Microgravity (ZARM) and the  German Aerospace Center (DLR) Space Administrations are pleased to announce the eighth round of the  Fellowship Programme for "Drop Tower Experiment Series" (DropTES). The deadline for applications submission is 30 June 2021, 23:59 CET.  

Eighth Round: How to Apply


Reference Materials


DropTES 8th round  Q&A session (as a part of the Hypergravity/Microgravity Webinar Series)
6 June 2021  For the materials click here
- Detailed explanation of Announcement of Opportunity by UNOOSA 
- Q and A 

How to build a great Application Form
11 February 2021
Click  here for the video
- Introduction of DropTES by UNOOSA  (  pdf and  video 6:20-23:43  )
- Introduction of Bremen Drop Tower and ZARM by ZARM (  pdf and  video 25:11-53:01  )
- Detailed explanation of Announcement of Opportunity and Application Form (  video 54:04-1:19:17 )
- Q and A (  video 1:19:35- *The afternoon session Q&A is followed by the morning session Q&A )

The fully completed application documents comprising of a DropTES Mission Application as well as a letter of endorsement from the head of the applying entity, should be sent by email to unoosa-access-to-space@un.org by  30 JUNE 2021 at 23:59 CET.  In the email, applying entities are requested to attach scanned copies of the letter of endorsement and the cover page of DropTES Mission Application as pdf-file (.pdf) and the entire document of DropTES Mission Application in pdf (word generated). Please note that the UNOOSA email account only accepts emails with a size limit of up to 10 MB.
After receipt, UNOOSA and ZARM will proceed to evaluate each application. At UNOOSA's or ZARM's sole discretion, additional information may be requested from applicants, if necessary, to assist in the evaluation of the application. Selected applicants will then be notified with the results of the selection process. All awards are final, are made at the sole discretion of UNOOSA and ZARM, and not subject to challenge or review.

Contact Information

For further information regarding DropTES, please contact through UNOOSA contact page;


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