Run Your Own Experiment on a Satellite in Earth Orbit!

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

Congratulations to all of the winners for the 2017 ASE Astrosat challenge! Here are the classes and clubs who were selected:

Name School
Daniel Stock Lafayette Middle School
Peg Keiner GEMS World Academy- Chicago
Brook Lamberson Captain Gray STEM Elementary
Brady Loomer St. Mark’s School/Exploration Sciences
Pamela Schaffer Will C. Wood Middle School
Jeff Adkins Deer Valley High School/ACE Academy
Kellie Taylor Galileo STEM Academy
Kristian Gellibert Gulfstream Academy of Hallandale Beach/STEAM team
Jonna Ocampo CD-SEAS Mission Microgravity
Keith Cameron The New School, Fayetteville, AR
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The Association of Space Explorers and Ardusat are recruiting teams 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!

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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.”

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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 inspire a commitment to learning, exploration and a better understanding of the world around them.

Funds to sponsor the ASE AstroSat challenge were generously provided by 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.
ASE Competition

Check Out These Sample Experiment Ideas to Get Your Creativity Started!

Earth's Shadow from Space
Can you use light data to track the satellite as it moves in and out of earth’s shadow?
Ocean and forest from space
Can you see the blue of oceans verse the green of tropical forest? Can you map a portion of earth one color pixel at a time?
Mount Everest Satellite image
How does surface temperature correlate with infrared reading from space? Can you detect cloud cover over areas of earth? What would you expect to see when taking infrared readings on the windward and leeward side of Mt. Everest?
Earth Geomagnetism
Does the satellite’s magnetometer readings correlate with NOAA’s geomagnetic models?
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