The In-Orbit Demonstration (IOD) Programme offers you a low-cost opportunity to test your service or technology on a CubeSat mission launched from the International Space Station (ISS).
IOD will help you accelerate to ‘proof of concept’ stage by providing an affordable in-orbit testbed and a range of operational and business support services to exploit the commercial potential of the mission. Innovate UK’s £1.5 million IOD investment will give you flight-heritage on one of four missions.
IOD is open to any company or consortium who can clearly demonstrate the commercial potential of a service and a route to market.
The programme is looking for commercial services and technologies in areas such as:
We can help you:
IOD is open now. The four missions have flexible dates with the aim to launch the first mission early 2018. Contact the IOD team to register your interest and discuss your service or technology.
The IOD programme is run by the Satellite Applications Catapult as a collaborative research initiative. Each successful applicant will need to contribute according to the scope and scale of the mission. Support is available to help identify potential sources of funding.
*the launch with NanoRacks from the ISS is via its Space Act Agreement with NASA’s US National Lab.