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 on a mission to change the game, developing and launching a CubeSat into orbit. 

Our goal is to create a better world through the adoption of sustainability, universal education, and innovative technologies. We aim to inspire the next generation of aerospace leaders, thinkers, and engineers who will have the responsibility of developing novel solutions to the world's big issues such as climate change, poverty, conflict, and multi-planetary life.

In addition, we plan to foster and inspire young people in disadvantaged parts of the world, in order to help bridge the gap that exists purely due to geographic location. In order to achieve this, we plan to partner with organisations such as the United Nations to construct facilities and support networks by investing in education initiatives, healthcare facilities, and basic necessities.

Our CubeSat will transmit live video back to earth, along with data from two student-built Arduino experiments which will be selected from a region-wide educational competition. Our global outreach programs aim to close the gap by providing world-class opportunities to all through the provision of educational STEM kits and custom content created by us and our international network of industry mentors.

Our team is comprised of twenty-five students located around the world with a diverse range of skills. We are currently in the process of establishing an industry advisory board with representatives from SpaceX and NASA which will help mentor the team and allow us to gain greater industry recognition. 


We're currently seeking fresh team members who have experience or an interest in aerospace, software engineering, marketing, business or law to join our hardware, sponsorship, outreach, legal, accounting, and marketing teams. This is an exciting opportunity to be apart of a world-first initiative. A multitude of roles are available and experience is not required. Time commitment is flexible and roles are open to applicants internationally. International applicants will also be considered for country representative roles for our outreach program.

Students can register their interest here.

Additional information can be also found 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. 

Time Commitment


Flexible time commitment to suit student availability. 

Application Deadline

Rolling basis. This is dependent on our requirements and the amount of interest received.

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 access their candidacy.