It's more than just a CubeSat...

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

What if we send microorganisms to space?

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.

Space and Biological Research

From the more than 2500 nanosatellites flown into space, only 7 were destined to study a system of biological nature. AcubeSAT aims to host the largest-scale biological experiment on a nanosatellite level so far.

Our Experiment

The nanosatellite currently designed by SpaceDot 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!

Payload Engineer

January 14, 2021

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

Embedded Software Engineer – On Board Computer

February 21, 2023

Subsystem Summary: The On-Board Computer or On-Board Data Handling subsystem is responsible for designing and implementing the hardware and software for microcontrollers that control all... read more

Social Media – Marketing

February 20, 2023

Position Overview: The Marketing team works in the shadows to support the team creatively, socially, and financially. Behind each social media outreach post, one will... read more

Our Sponsors

Countries Across Europe
Countries Across Europe

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.
0 +
Publicly Accessible Repositories
0 +
Pages of Technical Documentation