Intelsat Gives Back - Space STEM in Africa


Intelsat in partnership with MaxIQ Space is delivering their Space STEM programme to teenagers across the African continent.

Announced during World Space Week, this intensive programme is mission one of a three mission space programme that culminates in students designing, building and launching experiments into space!

Program intensity
MaxIQ Space selects thirty participants from the hundreds of applications received. These participants all receive an Intelsat MaxIQ kit at their home, and join live virtual workshops on Saturdays. By learning, linking Space, STEM and Sustainability, the youngsters perform experiments and complete assignments, culminating in payload and satellite concept design.

Who should apply?
Applications are open to all youth across the African continent who:

  • Have a passion for and knowledge of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), and interested in all things “Space”
  • Can access the internet, with access to a smart device for virtual workshops, i.e. to be able to run a browser-based collaboration tool, camera not essential.
  • Possess excellent browser skills
  • Have English proficiency as the programme will be delivered in English
  • Demonstrate self-discipline and endurance to attend all Saturday workshops, perform all experiments and complete all assignments.

How to apply?
Applications are open until 31st December 2022, apply using this form.


A video of the 2021 Mission 1.

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