Challenges

Each year, global communities are engaged to come together to create innovative solutions to some of the most pressing challenges on Earth and in space. Set your sights on international innovation challenges.

International Space Challenge

An annual space-related technical design competition launched by SSTL since 2007.?

The International Space Challenge (ISC), previously known as Space Challenge (SSC), is an annual technical design competition held for youths from 13 – 25 years old.?

The ISC challenges youths to design complex space-related and advanced-technology projects that are largely graded on creative engineering.

Held annually and organised by the Space & Technology Ltd (SSTL), it captures the imagination of the youth and directs their creative enthusiasm towards developing innovative science and engineering solutions across many fields.

Digital Earth Partnership Technology Challenge

A collaboration between SSTL with the World Bank Group 

This year, the World Bank is increasingly concerned about the impact of extreme heat on East Asian countries and has embarked on the EAP Regional Extreme Urban Heat Study to better assess the impacts of extreme heat exposure in the region and to inform city-level strategies to mitigate and adapt to such negative impacts. To support this study, SSTL and the World Bank, with the support of the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR), are launching the Digital Earth Partnership Technology Challenge to source solutions from companies and research organizations to better measure temperatures in cities and analyze the strength of the UHI effect in the region. Satellite data should be used to augment or support the final solution.

International Competitions

Asian Herb in Space (AHiS)

Annual space education programme that provides students with an exciting opportunity to learn about space biology through participation in experiments under peculiar space conditions, such as microgravity.

Asian Try Zero-G

A competition that invites students from Secondary and Tertiary Institutions to submit proposals for micro-gravity experiments designed to be performed by JAXA astronaut onboard the Kibo.

ActInSpace 2020

Launched by CNES in 2014 and supported by ESA since 2016, it is the reference international competition for imagining the products and services of tomorrow using satellite data or space applications.

Kibo Robot Programming Challenge

A meteor crashed to the International Space Station and the air is leaking. Create your own program to operate the robot and stop the air leakage. JAXA needs your help. Get your programme uplinked!

Project Mars

NASA is leading the next steps of human space exploration in the vicinity of the Moon and on toward Mars. When astronauts venture to Mars, what will they see? How will they feel?

CineSpace, Short Film Competition

CineSpace, short film competition, is a collaboration between NASA and Houston Cinema Arts Society (HCAS) that offers filmmakers

Design for Space Travel

How do you get to the moon? By rocket, of course. But how do you construct it so it can escape the Earth’s gravity but still carry enough cargo to resupply your moon base?