Our mentors are here to help


How our mentoring works?

Our mentors will support shortlisted applicants and help their projects to be successful and launch ready.

They will provide the following support:

Mission Phase A/B – January to May 2021:

  • Assistance to shortlisted teams to guide you from application submission to final design review submission.
  • Access to mentor support between 1 and 3 hours per week.
  • Access to 2 to 3 mentors per team.
  • Optional fortnightly “office hours” where competitors can meet with available mentors.

Mission Phase C/D – June 2022 to July 2023:

  • Assistance for around 2 to 4 hours per week.
  • Dedicated mentor team of 5+ to guide winning teams to build a launch-ready satellite.

Meet our mentors

Here are the organisations that are committed to mentoring you. Each of our mentors has been carefully selected for their expertise and experience in designing, building, and launching space projects. Learn more about the organisations involved by clicking on their logo to visit their website. These links will open in new tabs.

Want to mentor? Get in touch with us at [email protected]

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More mentor organisations to be announced and added here shortly. 

LaunchUK is a partnership between the UK Space Agency and the Department for Transport, and supported by the Civil Aviation Authority.

The Nanosat Design Competition is designed to inspire and engage young people about launch from the UK and to encourage engagement with STEM subjects.