Astranis, NanoRacks Team to Offer CubeSat Launch to SEDS

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 1, 2018 (Astranis/NanoRacks PR) — Satellite telecommunications company Astranis Space Technologies Corp., in partnership with NanoRacks, a leading provider of commercial access to space, is donating a 1U CubeSat launch to Students for the Exploration and Development of Space, USA (SEDS-USA) to kick off the SEDS SAT-2 competition next month.


NSS, Space Frontier to Announce Formation of New Space Development Alliance

sff_logoWASHINGTON, D.C. (SFF PR) — The Space Frontier Foundation (SFF) and the National Space Society (NSS) will announce the formation of the Alliance for Space Development (ASD) at a media event on February 25th in Washington, D.C. Representative Dana Rohrabacher (R) and Representative Chaka Fattah (D) will co-host the press conference in the House Space Subcommittee hearing room in the Rayburn office building. The ASD ( is dedicated to influencing space policy toward the goals of space development and settlement.

At press time, the LifeBoat Foundation, The Mars Society, The Mars Foundation, The Space Development Steering Committee, The Space Tourism Society, Students for the Exploration and Development of Space, Students on Capitol Hill, Tea Party in Space, and the Texas Space Alliance have joined the ASD.


Space Frontier Helps Sponsor SEDS Student Business Plan Competition

SEDS-LogoNyack, NY (SFF PR) — The Space Frontier Foundation is proud to announce its sponsorship of the SpaceVision 2013 conference and their Student Business Plan Competition (BPC).

SpaceVision is run by the Students for the Exploration and Development of Space (SEDS), making the sponsorship a direct investment in the future of NewSpace. The Foundation strongly encourages anyone interested in NewSpace to attend the conference, and see what the next generation of great NewSpace innovators and businessmen are up to.


California Space Enterprise Center Offers Discounts to SEDS Members

SEDS-LogoAmherst, NY (SEDS PR) — The California Space Enterprise Center (CSEC) has formed an alliance with Students for the Exploration and Development of Space (SEDS) to offer discounted memberships with Green2Gold and Space Entrepreneurship. SEDS members now have the opportunity to purchase memberships for only $99 per year, compared to the usual $350 for a full year membership.

Services offered by Green2Gold include concept to to marketplace mentorship, financing and funding resources, intellectual property protection, strategic planning/marketing, and so much more. For a full list of services see the following webpage:

Student NewSpace Business Plan Competition Set for November

SEDS-LogoStudent NewSpace Business Plan Competition
SpaceVision 2013 Conference
November 8, 2013
Tempe, AZ

The Student NewSpace Business Plan Competition seeks out proposals for space industry or space-scalable businesses from students who would like to pitch their idea to NewSpace investors and business leaders. This competition is open to all undergraduate and graduate students from any university or college and more than one team is allowed from each university.


Mojave Spaceport Looks for NASA, Student Interns

By Douglas Messier
Parabolic Arc Managing Editor

NASA Dryden is looking to place one of its employees at the Mojave Air and Space Port for six to 12 months to learn how the private sector space community operates.

The placement would be made under a NASA program that details promising employees at companies and other organizations to give them broader business and management expertise, said Mojave spaceport CEO Stu Witt. The space agency would cover the salary of the employee while he or she is working on assignment in Mojave.

“We interpret that as an enormous vote of confidence that we’re doing something right,” Witt told the East Kern Airport District (EKAD) Board of Directors on Tuesday.

Witt said he has had several discussions about the placement with officials at the NASA field center, which located at nearby Edwards Air Force Base. He said he hoped to have an agreement to present to the EKAD board at its next meeting.

In a related development, the Mojave spaceport is looking to recruit some summer student interns. Karina Drees, the spaceport’s director of business development, will be attending the SpaceVision 2012 conference in Buffalo this week. The three-day event is being sponsored by Students for the Exploration and Development of Space (SEDS).

The spaceport is spending $2,000 as a sponsor of the conference. Drees told the EKAD board that the sponsorship will give her access to students attending the event.

SEDS Appeals to Neil Armstrong on Future of Space Exploration

The Students for the Exploration and Development of Space (SEDS) has sent a letter to the White House, Congress and Apollo 11 astronaut Neil Armstrong urging them to support NASA’s commercial space efforts. The letter has been signed by more than 300 students from across the nation.


SFF, SEDS Launch Student NewSpace Business Plan Competition

Sep 14, 2011 – Boulder, CO – The Space Frontier Foundation (SFF) and Students for the Exploration and Development of Space (SEDS) are proud to announce the Student NewSpace Business Plan Competition.

Specifically designed to give students a chance to enter the world of space entrepreneurship, this competition is open to all undergraduate and graduate students with an idea for a frontier-enabling business. Competitors will pitch their space industry or space-scalable business proposal to a panel of investors and NewSpace leaders, and vie for the $1000 grand prize. The winner will also be automatically entered into the NewSpace Business Plan Competition held at the NewSpace 2012 Conference.


SEDS Launches Lunar Rover Design Competition

The Students for the Exploration and Development of Space (SEDS) has announced a lunar rover competition. The goal is to “design a miniature lunar rover that can be used to assist a human mission to the Moon in locating a suitable place to build a longterm habitat (i.e., not a lunar rover for passengers like this, but a small lunar rover like this). The Rover will accompany the human mission and have the capability to operate either autonomously or under human control. This allows data collection for potential habitat sites to be collected while humans are occupied with other tasks.”

The maximum weight is 15 kilograms (33 lbs.). The competition is being sponsored by UKSEDS and the American Astronautical Society. To learn more, visit the SEDS website here.