1. Students from middle schools and universities throughout the world.

2. Researchers from research institutes or enterprises.

3. Individuals or groups interested in CubeSat and Astronautics.

Content of the contest

The theme of this contest is "CubeSat, the platform of an innovative space mission." The contents of the contest are listed below:

1.Innovative platforms and subsystems of CubeSats

2.Innovative payload and application of CubeSats

3.CubeSats deep space exploration mission

4.Other new concepts and ideas about CubeSats.

Participating method


1. Both individuals and groups are entitled to sign up for the contest. Groups should contain no more than 5 participants and they may be from different organizations.

2. The website for registering, participating and submission of work for all participants:

3. Each participant is allowed to have 1 or 2 instructors for guiding their work.



The contest will have three prizes:

30000CNY for the first prize;

20000CNY for the second prize;

10000CNY for the third prize;

There will be one free launch opportunity of 3U CubSat or 1U payload capacity for the first prize. The award ceremony will be held at the China Microsatellite Symposium on November 20th, 2018.



    "Belt & Road” Aerospace Innovation Alliance


     International Astronautical Federation
     Chinese Society of Astronautics
     Chinese Institute of Command and Control

Guiding Agency:

     China National Space Administration

Organizer and Secretariat:

     Northwestern Polytechnical University



Jordi Puig-Suari

Chair of Committee

Dr. Puig-Suari received B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. Degrees in Aeronautics and Astronautics from Purdue University. Currently, Dr. Puig-Suari is a Professor in the Aerospace Engineering Department at CalPoly, San Luis Obispo. Dr. Puig-Suari’s areas of expertise include spacecraft design, low-cost space systems, integration and testing, and vehicle dynamics and control. Dr Puig Suari is the author or co-author of over 75 papers and presentations. In 1999, Dr Puig-Suari and Prof. Bob Twiggs at Stanford developed the CubeSat standard and since then Dr. Puig-Suari has maintained a leadership role in the CubeSat community and his team has been involved in supporting orbital launches for over 140 CubeSats worldwide. In addition to launch activities, Cal Poly's team has been lead the development and launch of 8 CubeSats and is currently working on 5 additional CubeSats. In 2011, Dr. Puig-Suari co-founded Tyvak Nano-satellite Systems to support the commercial CubeSat market.

Zhou Jun

Co-Chair of Committee

Professor Zhou Jun received B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. Degrees in Aircraft Control, Guidance and Simulation from Northwestern Polytechnical University (NPU). Now Professor Zhou Jun is a Professor in the Aerospace Control Engineering Department at NPU. Professor Zhou Jun is a director of the Institute of Precision Guidance and Control of NPU, a director of Shaanxi Microsatellite Engineering Laboratory and a director of Shaanxi Electric Servo System Engineering Research Center. Professor Zhou Jun's major research directions are spacecraft control and simulation technology and modern control theory and application. Professor Zhou Jun is the author or co-author of over 267 papers and has published four monographs. He is an invited expert of the satellite system technology professional group of the general equipment department, an expert of the comprehensive demonstration group of manned lunar landing project, an expert of the demonstration group of the third-stage lunar exploration project, and an expert of the lunar exploration engineering application committee.