Arianespace to Offer Free Launch for Winner of Cubesat Competition Written 15 April 2021


Artist's depiction of CubeSats mission | Credit: NASA

Space News reports that Arianespace “announced April 13 that it would provide a free cubesat launch to one deserving space technology startup, lab or university.” The competition, dubbed Destination: A Better Life on Earth, is part of Arianespace’s “plan to unveil a range of smallsat rideshare offerings in June at VivaTech 2021, the fifth edition of an annual technology conference held in Paris.” Competing teams “are required to submit a mission proposal aimed at improving life on Earth or advancing human knowledge. Additional selection criteria include that the payload be no larger than a single-unit cubesat unit measuring 10 centimeters a side.”
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