Make your academic space mission succeed. The TRISKEL Mission Award is our contribution to help an educational CubeSat project move forward as quickly as possible. The selected proposal will receive our solution for command and data-handling based on more than 12 years’ experience in developing CubeSats.

About the TRISKEL Mission Award

Are you working on a CubeSat project? With our TRISKEL Mission Award, Alén Space aims to support science, research and educational space programmes.

The winning team will receive as award the core of any platform: a TRISKEL flight model (FM) unit which integrates all the necessary elements to manage the command and data-handling subsystems of a CubeSat mission. TRISKEL integrates On-Board Computer (OBC) and Telemetry, Tracking, and Command (TTC) in one single module, allowing to save space in the design and maintain the redundancy and reliability.

Who can apply? 

  • Universities with or without previous experience
  • High-tech and research centres
  • Non-profit organisations (or other non-commercial structure)

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Why is TRISKEL important for your mission?

Engineered with ECSS and ESA Packet Utilization Standards (PUS), TRISKEL features some of the most essential systems of the satellite in one single motherboard.

TRISKEL guarantees Plug-and-Play compatibility out of the box with many subsystems of different suppliers. What does it include?

  • On-board Computer (OBC).
  • Telemetry, Tracking, and Command (TTC).
  • Software Development Kit (SDK): everything you need to develop your own On-board Software.

“We know how important it is to count with support and help to get far. Today it’s time to give back to community. TRISKEL Mission Award is conceived to provide the best of our knowledge and technology to the most exciting project.”

Guillermo Lamelas, CEO of Alén Space
Guillermo Lamelas


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Meet our Jury

Each proposition has been thoroughly analysed by a jury of 4 skilled engineers capable of evaluating a complete CubeSat mission.

Winner Announcement

The TRISKEL Mission Award received applications from multiple educational and scientific missions. All the applications have complied with high-quality standards, so the jury’s decision took time for reflection. We would like to thank all the participants for their innovative and interesting applications. After all the reviews, our judging committee finally selected the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya – UPC as the winning mission. Congratulations!

Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya – UPC