Run an Experiment on an Orbiting Satellite

Announcing the 3rd Round of the ASE AstroSAT Challenge. Conduct a Real Experiment in Space with Your Club or Class.


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The Association of Space Explorers and Ardusat are recruiting 15 teachers or club leaders who want to provide their students with the ultimate learning experience by allowing them to run a real experiment on a real satellite orbiting Earth!

Applications open starting September 2, 2017. Sign up today to get an email reminder when applications go live!

Students, tell your teachers about this!


Here’s what previous teachers and mentors have said:

“It is causing the students ‘to look upward’. Thanks for allowing us to participate!!!”

“I was really pleased by the spirit of adventure my students displayed throughout this process.”

“The project didn’t just teach them how to design an experiment, it gave them the skills to be successful both in their careers and in their lives.”

“This has been, and will be, an extremely rich experience for my students.”

“I hope that the ASE AstroSat Challenge can be continued for many more years.”


About ASE & Ardusat

Association of Space Explorers (ASE) is an international nonprofit professional and educational organization of over 400 flown astronauts and cosmonauts from 37 nations.

Ardusat is a STEM education company that works with schools and clubs to provide opportunities to run experiments in the classroom and in space through a satellite partnership with Spire Global.

Together, ASE and Ardusat are on a mission to provide students with experiences to get them excited about learning, space exploration and a better understanding of the world around them.

Funds to sponsor the ASE AstroSat challenge were made generously through the Association of Space Explorers.


  • K-12 classroom teacher or club leader that teaches any STEM topic.
  • Must be teaching in the 2017/2018 school year.
  • Must be located in the United States.
  • If selected, you must provide a testimonial of your experience.
Two students from 2016's winning classes work on an experiment
Two students from 2016’s winning classes work on an experiment

How Can I Sign Up?

Applications will be accepted starting September 2, 2017. As a part of the application process, we would like you to share a short video of yourself and/or your class showing why you believe you would like the opportunity to collect your own data from space. Understanding why and how you’ll use this experience will be an important part of the committee’s decision process. The Teams will be chosen by a group of astronauts.

Submit your email address here and we’ll make sure to notify you when the application process opens up.


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Can’t Wait to Start Experimenting?

Ardusat’s eHub has over 40+ experiments you can do right now! From making LED throwies to creating brush bots and more, we’ve got lots of STEM experiments to keep you (or your class) excited about learning.

Best of all, eHub is free! Start exploring eHub today.

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Sample Experiments You’ll Find on eHub

LED Throwie

Magnetic Space Putty