Oct 28, 2019

Australasian Youth Cubesat Initiative

  • Australasian Youth Cubesat Initiative
  • Remote (Worldwide)
Internship Competition Volunteering/Community Service/Social Entreprenuership Research Opportunity Club or Organization Skill Building Other


We’re a team of young students from around the globe on a mission to inspire the next generation by developing and launching Auahitūroa, our satellite, into orbit. 

We envisage a world where anything is possible, where inequality is a distant memory and where humanity can thrive and advance as a multi-planetary, space fairing society.

Auahitūroa is a 1.5U Cubesat designed to educate and inspire. Launched into orbit, Auahitūroa will downlink live video back to earth, along with data from three student-built MCU-based experiments, selected from an international competition launching in 2021. In addition, the satellite will provide students around the world with the ability to remotely run programs and collect data in real-time using an array of industry-leading sensors.

In 2021, we are launching an array of regional outreach initiatives, which will involve the facilitation of workshops, delivered in high schools, webinars, and a range of other events. Our goal is to have programs and facilitation teams in Australia, New Zealand, the United Arab Emirates, South East Asia and the United States by 2022.

Our organisation is currently seeking students to join our satellite engineering, outreach and events facilitation, social media, finance and legal teams.

This is an exciting opportunity to be apart of a world-first initiative, to learn new skills, and to make lifelong connections. Applicants must be prepared to contribute to discussions, work efficiently in both individual and group environments; and agree to always uphold our core values.

We value all applicants as unique individuals, and we welcome the variety of experiences they bring to our organisation. We believe everyone should be treated equally regardless of race, sex, gender identification, sexual orientation, national origin, native language, religion, age, disability, marital status, citizenship, genetic information, pregnancy, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Students can register their interest here.


Type of Opportunity

Extracurricular Activity

Age Range




Students must have an interest in space. Technical roles require a minimum level of experience. 

Participation Cost


No financial contribution is required in order for team members to participate. Indirect costs may be incurred during travel, both domestically and internationally. Flights and accommodation will be covered by AYCI if required.

Minimum Technical Skill Needed

An interest in space and innovation is required. Technical roles require a minimum level of experience. 

Application Deadline

We accept applications on a rolling-basis.

Application Process Includes

Applicants are required to submit an expression of interest form. Applicants who proceed to the next round will be required to participate in a short video call in order to assess their candidacy.