Assemble Your Team & Register

Gather your friends and create a team of 1 to 4 members. Register your team to receive further updates, tips & resources about the challenge.


Develop Your Idea

Brainstorm, develop, and draft your idea for a CubeSat payload. Investigate the technological, scientific, social or economic impacts of your payload idea. Describe why a space mission is necessary to implement this payload, and identify what technical challenges would have to be overcome to achieve it. If you have any questions, see the FAQs or email us at!

No previous experience in satellites is necessary to come up with a great payload!



Complete the proposal and submit before March 3rd 11:59 p.m - the submission form will be emailed to you after you register. You should follow the proposal template for your submission - here is a sample proposal that you can refer to. Read through the competition overview, rules and FAQs before submitting!


Your proposals will be reviewed and selected groups will be invited to come to the annual UTAT Aerospace Showcase on March 18th to present your idea. The UTAT Space Systems team will further develop selected proposals and decide on the payload of the next satellite in the summer of 2019.