SAFOS (Support for Advanced Flight Opportunities for Students)

The Support for Advanced Flight Opportunities for Students (SAFOS) Program aims to encourage student participation in aerospace research by providing funds for the development of student satellite payloads and other space-engineering products. SAFOS was developed with several established advanced flight programs in mind. Advanced flight projects offer student scientists and engineers a real-world technical and project management experience, which contributes to a skilled technical workforce for the aerospace industry. Funds from SAFOS may be used to support student teams participating in programs like HASP, RockSat-C, and RockSat-X. Other advanced flight programs that emphasize a complete project lifecycle, from design to build through flight and post-flight analysis, are eligible.

Senior Design Projects will not be considered, as these programs are supported by pre-existing funding mechanisms from LaSPACE.


Proposal Submissions

• Submit all properly executed proposals via email as fully searchable pdf documents to

• Important Dates:

  • Proposal Release Date: Open as funding is available / updated March 2022
  • Proposal Due Date: Open as funding is available
  • Anticipated Award Announcements: Reviewed & Awarded as Submitted
  • Award Period of Performance: 6 to 15 months

Download Link (Word Document): LaSPACE_SAFOS_Proposal_Guidelines_2022-2023
Download Link (PDF Document): LaSPACE_SAFOS_Proposal_Guidelines_2022-2023