Accessing Space with the ISS Bartolomeo Platform

 The United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) is partnering with Airbus Defence and Space GmbH to offer United Nations Member States the opportunity to accommodate a payload on the Airbus Bartolomeo external platform on the International Space Station. The mission will be open to all Member States of the United Nations, and developing countries are particularly encouraged to participate. The platform will accommodate and operate payloads provided by institutions in the participating countries.

The purpose of this Call for Interest (CFI) is to provide a summary of the proposed mission opportunity and to solicit information from Member States' entities interested in providing payloads that could be flown on this mission. The CFI also has the objective of gathering information on the interested countries so that UNOOSA may better understand the demand for this type of mission.

This mission is devoted to addressing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Call for Interest

Applications from: 6 December - 31 January 2019

For additional information, please have a look at the  CFI document

Technical Briefing

Wednesday, 27 February 2019

Location: United Nations Office at Vienna

10:00 - Welcome and scope of the briefing
10:05 - Introduction to the cooperation with AIRBUS on Bartolomeo (UNOOSA)
10:30 - Technical Briefing (I) - Overview of the Opportunity (UNOOSA, AIRBUS)
11:00 Coffee Break
11:15 - Technical Briefing (II) - Capabilities of Bartolomeo (AIRBUS)
12:00 - Path Forward
12:15 - Questions and Answers Session
13:30 - Lunch Break
14:30 - Questions and Answers Session Continuation
16:30 - End of the briefing

Material: UNOOSA's Presentation, Airbus' presentation part 1 and part 2, Bartolomeo's User Guide

Announcement of Opportunity

Date to be confirmed

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