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Interested in applying? You should then do the following:

  • Familiarise yourself with the programmephases and entry levels 
  • Ensure your team is eligible and meets the conditions to apply
  • Request the Fly Your Satellite! Design Specification document by sending an email to cubesats @ confirming in writing that “the document will be used for the purpose of preparing the FYS 3 application only, and will not be distributed to persons outside the project team”.
  • Upload the following documents to the online registration form in PDF format no later than the deadline indicated in the Call for Proposals:
  1. CubeSat Proposal
    The CubeSat Proposal template can be downloaded here.
    Read carefully the guidelines described within the document.
    PDF file name: “FYS3–CubeSat Proposal-<Name of the CubeSat>”
  2. Endorsement letter
    The letter of endorsement from the professor responsible for the CubeSat project
    PDF file name: “FYS3–CubeSat Proposal-<Name of the CubeSat>–endorsement letter”
  3. Funding letter
    The university funding confirmation letter
    PDF file name: “FYS3–CubeSat Proposal-<Name of the CubeSat>–funding letter”
  4. Team leader’s CV
    PDF file name: “FYS3–CubeSat Proposal-<Name of the CubeSat>–CV team leader”


The proposal shall strictly follow the guidelines described in the conditions to apply page. Proposals that do not comply with the requirements provided in this page may be rejected without being reviewed further.

The information provided in the proposals will be treated as confidential and will only be distributed to and reviewed by the ESA CubeSat Evaluation Panel for the purpose of the evaluation.

The contact person indicated in the proposal may be contacted by ESA for further clarifications during the proposal evaluation period.

Any questions regarding applications can be directed to cubesats @ esa. int