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:
Entities submitting entries are expected to:
To submit an IOD application, please complete the proposal documents below and email them to firstname.lastname@example.org by the next deadline:
If you have any questions regarding the IOD programme, please contact the team at email@example.com
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.