Rover Challenge

The Australian Rover Challenge returns to Adelaide in 2023, hosted by the University of Adelaide in partnership with the South Australian Space Industry Centre (SASIC) and with support from the Australian Space Agency and the SmartSAT CRC. The challenge sees teams of students design and build a Rover that can compete in a full-scale, simulated lunar mission. Now in its third year, the event is the newest addition to the University Rover Challenge series already running in America, Canada, Europe and India.

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Space for Planet Earth Challenge 2023

The 2023 Space for Planet Earth Challenge is now open.

The goal of the Challenge is to use space technologies to find new and innovative solutions to address climate change issues in New Zealand, Australia, and the Pacific Islands. This year’s competition focuses on leveraging satellite data to identify areas of methane emissions.

Apply and you could win up to NZ$25,000 in cash and mentorship support to further your research. The Challenge is open to individuals and teams living in New Zealand, Australia and the Pacific Islands (including the Philippines).

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GRAVITY Challenge

GRAVITY Challenge is a national technology innovation program for corporates, entrepreneurs and universities to design and build solutions to real industry, social and environmental problems using space data and capability.

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NASA Space Apps Challenge

The NASA International Space Apps Challenge is the world’s largest global hackathon, engaging thousands of people from around the world to use NASA open data and space technology to build innovative solutions to a range of challenges faced here on Earth.

The Challenge is held for one weekend every year in a 48-hour sprint, with a different theme each round. Participants hack solutions to NASA proposed challenged by creating games, smartphone and computer apps, videos, teaching materials and more.

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ActInSpace is an international innovation contest encouraging young people throughout the world to meet challenges based on space technologies, data, patents and infrastructures to launch start-ups into all areas of our daily lives.

Participants are required to create a business prospective for each challenge using patents, technologies and satellite data made available by The National Centre for Space Studies (CNES), The European Space Agency and a range of other partners.

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Earth Observing Dashboard Hackathon

Supported by NASA, the European Space Agency (ESA) and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), the Earth Observing (EO) Dashboard Hackathon will allow participants to create virtual teams and solve one of several challenges related to the COVID-19 pandemic using data from the EO Dashboard.

Challenge topics include air quality, water quality, economic and agricultural impact, greenhouse gas, interconnected Earth system impact and social impact.

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