It's more than just AcubeSAT...

AcubeSAT is a multidisciplinary project by SpaceDot, a team led by ambitious students and researchers primarily from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. The space mission is realized with the support of the European Space Agency (ESA) Education Office. The team is one of the three accepted in the “Fly Your Satellite! 3” ESA programme.


We are part of the Fly Your Satellite! programme, a dedicated programme of the European Space Agency enabling, mainly through training and financial support, selected student teams to design and fly their own satellite.

Our Vision

How does space environment affect humans?

Our space mission was birthed from a question sparked in our hearts: Is there any way to perform large-scale biology-centered research on outer space, while being outside of the International Space Station (ISS)? And if so, can this be achieved in a low-cost, scalable and easily reproducible way, in order to tackle complex topics, such as the prolonged effects space conditions have on humans?
It turns out that, while more than 565 humans have been sent into space, we only possess systemic (at a physiological level) knowledge, instead of a more analytical view, at a cellular or even molecular level.

AcubeSAT is a SpaceDot project

meant to  pave the way for innovative research.

Space and Biological Research

From the more than 2500 nanosatellites flown into space, only 7 were destined to study a system of biological nature. None of them was realized through a European endeavor.

Our Experiment

The nanosatellite currently designed by AcubeSAT will have an in-house built pressurized vessel containing a microscopic assay and a lab-on-a-chip, able to sustain yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae growth, in order to probe the effects of radiation and microgravity conditions in low Earth orbit.

Interested in joining us ?

Open Positions

Our recruitment team is actively seeking students and professionals interested in space related fields that identify with our vision.  Join Us Now!

Electrical Engineer

December 29, 2020

Position Overview: The Science Unit is responsible for designing and implementing the on-board experiment, studying how the radiation and microgravity conditions prevalent in the Low... read more

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Space Debris Analyst

December 29, 2020

Subsystem Summary: The Trajectory subsystem is responsible for analysing the desired orbit for the mission. Choosing the optimal orbit for the satellite is a crucial... read more

Satellite Dish

RF Engineer

January 14, 2021

Subsystem Summary: The Communications (COMMS) subsystem is responsible to reliably transfer the largest possible volume of scientific and diagnostic data between the satellite and the... read more

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You will receive monthly updates about AcubeSAT development and links to our open source material

    CDR Pages

    We aim to make space more inclusive and approachable

    We design a low-cost, scalable and easily reusable laboratory platform

    We strive to share all experiment results, code, schematics and knowledge gained, as well as output heavy educational work, staying true to our ideals.
    Publicly Accessible Repositories
    Pages of Technical Documentation

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