Academic Programme

Bright Start

Download the Bright Start brochure to find everything you need to know about our Academic Programme.



Licence Plans: specially designed and heavily discounted product bundle licences for the academic community

Training and Support: to make sure you have sufficient training and support to use our software, we provide access to member-exclusive support forum and organise shared training sessions

Sponsorship: an opportunity to get your academic mission sponsored with free FSDK and MCS licence bundle. We sponsor up to 3 academic missions each year.


1. Licence Plans

Choose your licence plan

To be eligible for academic licensing, your primary intent must be to use the software as part of your research or teaching at an accredited degree-granting college or university. These licences cannot be used for commercial gain or any direct revenue generating capacity.

Types of license plans

Academic licence

Classroom Licence: FREE

Need an educational licence for evaluation or learning purposes? Look no further! Our software package is entirely free of charge for classroom use. What’s more, it comes with all the same support and training offered to paying Academic Flight Licence users.

Academic licence

Flight Licence: £275*/month

Ready to start your journey into space? Our Academic Flight Licence is a heavily discounted bundle of both our flight and ground software products, available as a 3 year plan. Coupled with shared training and community support, it gives you everything you need to blast your mission into space! (*based on a 3 year licence)


2. Support

Build connections

Simply having access to our software may not be enough and you may require training and access to further support. Whilst we are unable to offer individual helpdesk support to academic licence users, we won’t leave you on your own and will provide multiple help options through our academic programme.

Support and Training


Support Forum

Member exclusive support community: connect with teams across the world for mutual help and support through our member forum


Shared training sessions

We organise regular shared training with Q&A sessions, available to all members of the academic programme


Student collaboration

We aim to inspire student collaboration and involvement across multiple teams across the world through shared activities, such as training and support forum


3. Sponsorship

Your journey is on us

At the start of each academic year we select 3 most interesting student missions to sponsor with our Academic Flight Licence free of charge. This includes both FSDK and MCS products.



Read More about Sponsorship

Find our more about Sponsorship and if it works for you.


Apply on our website

Submit the form on our website. Make sure to include as much detail as you can about your project and your mission.


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Unique development environment for mission-specific flight software

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Mission Control Software

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