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Singapore Space Challenge held for second time

Zafar Anjum | May 22, 2009
A record 22 teams participated

Singapore, 22 May 2009 Singapore Space Challenge returned for the second time with the participation of 22 teams more than triple the seven teams that took part in the inaugural competition.

The competition, hosted by Singapore Space and Technology Association (SSTA) and co-developed with the Centre for Research in Satellite Technologies (CREST) at Nanyang Technological University (NTU), started last year with the goal of inspiring space interests among tertiary students and encouraging their participation in space-related activities.

According to official sources, the competition was open between 1 August 2008 and 30 April 2009. Open to tertiary students in Singapore, the competition required teams to design a satellite or system of satellites for launch into Low Earth Orbit to monitor the seaways around Singapore and the neighbouring countries.

Participating in the contest were teams from Victoria Junior College, Temasek Polytechnic, Ngee Ann Polytechnic, Nanyang Girls' High School, NUS High School of Mathematics and Science, and NTU.

Results will be announced on 27 June 2009. The first prize is S$10,000 (US$ 6,909) cash, while the second and third prize winners will take home S$5,000 and S$2,500 respectively.

Last year, Temasek Polytechnic won the first-ever Singapore Space Challenge.

Sponsorship

3D and product lifecycle management solutions company Dassault Système is sponsoring the annual competition.

We are pleased to have Dassault Systèmes as a key sponsor of Singapore Space Challenge: Space Design Competition in both 2009 and 2010, said Adeline Tung, vice president of SSTA. Software brings out the excitement in students as simulation brings concept to life.

 

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