Be part of the next Philippine nanosatellites’ missions!

Students, researchers, and faculty members from Philippine universities and colleges are invited to join the Philippine Space Agency’s 2022 Nanosat Mission Idea Contest. 

The competition aims to provide the academic community a chance to propose mission ideas for the nanosatellite that will be designed, developed, built, launched, and operated by the ACCESS Nanosat Project team of PhilSA. The top three (3) winning teams will have the opportunity to realize their proposals and get involved in a nanosatellite mission design phase that will culminate in a mission design review. 


  1. The competition is open to all bona fide students, researchers, and faculty members from Philippine universities and colleges.
  2. Each team shall be composed of a maximum of seven (7) members:
    • – Three (3) to six (6) students and/or researchers
    • – One (1) faculty member serving as advisor and supervisor
    • – At least ⅓ of the team should be students 
    • – Students, researchers, and faculty members must be currently affiliated with the institution at the time of their entry to the contest
  3.  A maximum of two (2) unique teams (i.e., without any common members except possibly the faculty advisor) are allowed from each university. Different campuses of a university system are distinctively treated as universities.


  1. Teams must submit a mission proposal abstract using the template accessible here
  2. The proposal must include a signed letter of endorsement from the team’s department chair, college dean, or university director.
  3. The proposal must consider the characteristics and constraints of a 2U CubeSat with a maximum total space of about ~0.7U available for all NMIC mission payloads. See details here.
  4. Though not required, contestants are highly encouraged to attend the Nanosatellite Mission Design Orientation and Tutorial set for 06 September 2022, 1:00 to 3:30 PM PhST. Please register here by 05 September 2022, 2:00 PM.
  5. A preliminary evaluation will determine the shortlisted contestants for final evaluation. The organizers and panel of judges will decide on the number of shortlisted finalists depending on the submissions received.
  6. Shortlisted contestants will present and defend their proposals to the panel of judges in a virtual conference as part of the final evaluation.
  7. The top three (3) winners will be selected based on the following criteria:
Practical Application or Significance 25%
Scientific / Technological Merit  25%
Feasibility & Soundness of Implementation Plan* 25%
Clarity & Quality of Proposal Write-up and Presentation 25%
Total 100%
*Most importantly, we will consider the feasibility and ease of proposed payload development, implementation, and integration with the 2U CubeSat of ACCESS Nanosat Project within the project timeline.

Submission & Inquiries

Please submit your mission proposal abstract and endorsement letter to with a copy furnished to on or before 07 October 2022 following this email subject format: PhilSA NMIC Proposal Submission_TeamName. For inquiries, please use the same email addresses following this  email subject format:

PhilSA NMIC Inquiry_IndividualorOrganizationName