The International Astronautical Federation (IAF) and its Space University Administrative Committee (SUAC) in cooperation with the Chinese Society of Astronautics (CSA) and the Dalian University of Technology (DUT) are pleased to announce an exclusive competition for a Free Launch of a CubeSat operated by the China Academy of Launch Vehicle Technology.

All IAF Member Universities are cordially invited to participate for free in the IAF-CSA Space Universities CubeSat Challenge (IAF-CSA SUCC) and profit from this unique opportunity to win a free launch on the Long March or Smart Dragon Series Launcher.

All other interested university teams who are not yet IAF Members are also strongly encouraged to apply for IAF Membership. Based on such application, the IAF will provide this special offer to participate in this IAF-CSA SUCC competition even before being approved as new IAF member at the upcoming IAC 2021. Please refer to Become an IAF member to start the application process and learn more about the numerous benefits of becoming an IAF Member.


A joint IAF-CSA SUCC Selection Board will review the applications and select the winner who will be announced during IAC 2021 in Dubai.

The winning team will win a 1~3U CubeSat free launch opportunity into Low-Earth Orbit including a 1~3U CubeSat deployer.

Applications must be submitted to by 15 May 2021. For more information on the application process and criteria please visit

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