Upon request from potential applicants, in order to provide enough time for you to prepare applications in response to the1st Announcement of Opportunity (AO) for flying your space experiments on-board the China Space Station (CSS), the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) and the China Manned Space Agency (CMSA) have decided to extend the AO deadline by one month to 30 September 2018 for the international space community and all United Nations Member States to submit their applications. The updated deadlines for subsequent steps will therefore now be as follows:
These updates have been reflected in the full text of the AO, which can be downloaded by clicking “First Announcement of Opportunity with Deadline Extension” from the webpage at:
Please note that neither UNOOSA nor CMSA have authorized any third party to solicitate applications through the third party, and that the only authoritative source to call for and solicitate applications from the international community and all United Nations Member States for flying on-board the CSS is UNOOSA via its website (listed above).
Applications received from sources other than the indicated UNOOSA webpage will not be considered.
The UNOOSA and CMSA highly appreciate your interest and value your contribution.
We look forward to receiving your applications by 30 September 2018.
UN Office for Outer Space Affairs
China Manned Space Agency
29 August 2018