Oct 28, 2019

Australasian Youth Cubesat Initiative

  • Australasian Youth Cubesat Initiative
  • Worldwide
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The Australasian Youth Cubesat Initiative is a student-led educational initiative which aims to inspire the next generation of aerospace leaders, engineers and thinkers by developing and launching a 3U Cubesat into orbit. The 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.

The Australasian Youth Cubesat Initiative aims to involve a large range of students from diverse backgrounds while maintaining equal male and female participation. Our core team is currently comprised of seven students located in Australia and New Zealand with a diverse range of skills. We are currently in the process of establishing an industry advisory board which will guide and mentor the team.



We are currently seeking high school and university students with experience in software engineering, marketing, copyrighting, aerospace, business and law. We encourage all students with experience or an interest in any of these areas to apply and to be apart of the world's first student-led CubeSat initiative. Students can apply here. Additional information can be 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.