Pre-5th MIC

A National Pre-5th MIC (Mission Idea Contest) will be held on December 1st, 2017 at the Engineering Faculty of Sapienza – University of Rome (Rome, Italy). All the student teams interested in proposing a creative and innovative concept related to micro- and nano-satellite are invited to apply by filling the following template and sending it to within September 30, 2017. The winners of the National Pre-5th MIC will have the opportunity to make a presentation of their idea during 5th UNISEC-Global Meeting, held in Rome in Dec 2-4, 2017.


Every two year, UNISEC Global organizes the annual MIC for involving students from all over the world and proposing new and interesting ideas related to micro- and nano-satellites and possible future applications. Before each MIC, a Pre-MIC is organized in order to allow interested student team to design a preliminary concept and receive important feedbacks by experts in the field to be used as main guidelines for the idea they will propose for the MIC.

The MIC was established in 2010 to provide aerospace engineers, college students, consultants, and anybody interested in space with the opportunity to present their creative ideas and gain attention at international level. The primary goal of MICs is to open a door to a new face of space exploration and exploitation. The development of micro- and nano-satellites started as an educational and research activity primarily in the framework of university laboratories. As the micro- and nano-satellite technology matures, it has spread rapidly across the academy and industry for practical and commercial application.

Examples and presentations of past contests are online available at Further information and last updates are available on the official Facebook pages of UNISEC Global, UNISON Italy and MIC:


Encourage innovative exploitation of micro- and nano-satellites to provide useful capabilities, services or data


Any individual, group or company with suitable space systems expertise and an enthusiasm for nano-satellites


Mission idea and design of satellite(s) weighing less than 50 kg

Further information

All the proposed missions should satisfy any of the UN Sustainable Development Goals available at

Important Dates

March 14, 2017: Call for papers

September 30, 2017:  Deadline for the Abstracts (max 5 pages) submission

October 15, 2017: Notification for acceptance and feedback from the panel of judges to each selected team

November 10, 2017: Submission of a 20 pages presentation

December 1, 2017: Final presentation at University of Rome, La Sapienza, Italy


For further information, please send an e-mail to