StellarXplorers Updates: October 2023

October 26, 2023

StellarXplorers is excited to kick off its 10th season. Thank you and good luck to the more than 280 teams who have registered, including 11 all-girl and 138 JROTC teams! For the latest information on this year’s teams, please visit

A map of where the StellarXplorers Season X teams are located. 

L3Harris Renews Gold Level Sponsorship

In addition, AFA is extremely happy to announce that L3Harris renewed their StellarXplorers Gold Level sponsorship. We are also deeply grateful for a new partnership with Nova Space, who is providing this year’s competitors with access to their world-class space design curriculum.

Become a Technical Mentor

Interested in helping StellarXplorers? Become a Technical Mentor! StellarXplorers teams are typically led by teachers, but not all teachers feel equipped to prepare their students for the competition. Because of this, many teams rely on technical mentors to help them prepare. If you have a strong understanding of determining orbits, selecting satellite components, and/or choosing the optimal launch vehicle for a mission—a StellarXplorers technical mentorship might be for you!

The time commitment is up to the mentor, and the schedule can be agreed upon with the team director. Mentorship can be conducted virtually or in person. Learn more about becoming a technical mentor.