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Dream ChaserĀ® mission

15 November 2017

United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs and Sierra Nevada Corporation issue Call for Interest for Dream ChaserĀ® mission dedicated to the Sustainable Development Goals

The United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) and the Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) have issued a Call for Interest (CFI) for a proposed orbital space mission using SNC’s Dream ChaserĀ® space vehicle. The proposed mission will allow United Nations Member States to provide payloads or experiments to be flown in low-Earth orbit. Payloads must contribute to the attainment of one or more of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). This will be the first ever space mission dedicated to the SDGs.

DropTES

DropTES

31 January 2018

Fellowship Programme for “Drop Tower Experiment Series” (DropTES)

The Drop Tower Experiment Series is a fellowship programme of the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) in which students can learn and study micro-gravity science by performing experiments in a drop tower. The Bremen Drop Tower in Germany is a ground-based laboratory with a drop tube of a height of 146 meters, which can enable short micro-gravity experiments to be performed in various scientific fields.

Deployment of a CubeSat from the ISS. Photo: NASA/JAXA

KiboCUBE

31 March 2018

The United Nations/Japan Cooperation Programme on CubeSat Deployment from the International Space Station (ISS) Japanese Experiment Module (Kibo)

KiboCube is the dedicated collaboration between UNOOSA and JAXA in utilizing the ISS Kibo for the world. KiboCUBE aims to provide educational or research institutions from developing countries of United Nations membership with opportunities to deploy, from the ISS Kibo, cube satellites (CubeSats) which they develop and manufacture.