U.S. Department of Education launches national challenge to bring space missions to high school students

We’re proud to serve as a sponsor of CTE Mission: CubeSat, a national challenge from the U.S. Department of Education to build technical skills for careers in space and beyond. The Department invites high schools to bring space missions to students by designing and building CubeSat prototypes — in the classroom or at home.

Investors predict that space will be the next trillion-dollar industry, and as missions in space continue to expand, so do the career opportunities. This multiphase challenge offers high school students across the United States the chance to build CubeSat (cube satellite) prototypes while learning creative, collaborative, and technical skills for 21st century careers.

Submit online by October 16

Schools interested in entering CTE Mission: CubeSat should form a team and submit a mission proposal by 5:59 p.m. ET on October 16 — no in-person collaboration or prior experience with CubeSats is required. The online submission form asks for school information, a team profile, a project proposal, and anticipated learning outcomes.

Ask your questions at the September 1 virtual information session

To learn more, schools can join the virtual information session on September 1. The challenge team will discuss how CubeSats can be used as a tool for education, present an in-depth overview of the challenge, and answer questions. Register today.

Compete for $25,000 in prizes and additional in-kind prizes

Up to five finalists will each receive an equal share of the $25,000 cash prize pool as well as satellite development, hardware, and software kits. Challenge sponsors include Arduino, Blue Origin, Chevron, EnduroSat, LEGO Education, Magnitude.io, MIT Media Lab, and XinaBox.

From "K to Gray", Magnitude.io can develop a bespoke interplanetary experience for your country, state, or district. Schedule time with us to discuss how we might help foster capabilities and skills for the next generation on Earth and Beyond for deployment in 2024/25. View some of our projects.

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