A total of 11 teams and 21 students from the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) participated in these challenges.

Last May 5th, NANOSTAR held at UC3M the awards ceremony of all the students of this university who have participated in the detailed design and test challenges of the NANOSTAR project. The students received USB pens, t-shirts, 3D engraved crystals, sets of engraved pens, coffee cups, or nanostar key-chains, all featuring the official NANOSTAR logo.

Congratulations to all participating students for the incredible results obtained!

The projects can be further consulted here.

Today, at UC3M, we presented to students both the re-edition of the preliminary design challenge and the specific UC3M design and test challenges.

The time for great ideas and intuitions has finally come!

Register for both types of challenges here.


The Nanostar project has been presented on May 7-8, at the UC3M Investigation Workshop.

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Today at the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, our students just took a hands-on course on IDM-CIC and IDM-VIEW, two fundamental tools that need to be mastered to do an efficient preliminary mission design.

Our nanosatellite to the Moon is getting closer and closer…!

NANOSTAR Student Challenges Phase I

Student teams from all universities compete to create the best preliminary design of a Moon-flyby CubeSat mission according to a given set of requirements. Winners receive an award and are tasked with the systems engineering of the rest of the mission.