AFA StellarXplorers National Space Design Competition

Ages:Middle School, High School

Type:Tournament

Categories:Aerospace Engineering, Design, Engineering, STEM

Scope:National

Registration Opens
Apr 30, 2022 12:01am
America/New_York

Registration Closes
Oct 1, 2022 12:01am
America/New_York

http://www.stellarxplorers.org

The StellarXplorers National Space Design Competition is a fun, team building, space system design competition that starts in October and ends in April, where students are challenged to solve orbit planning, satellite component, and launch vehicle selection scenarios presented each round. Working in partnership with leaders in the U.S. space industry, the StellarXplorers Aerospace STEM Program challenges students toward careers in space or other science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines essential to our nation’s future.

When participating in the competition, each team is given one scenario during their six-hour competition period (eight-hour competition period for Finals). This includes determining orbits, picking satellite components, and selecting launch vehicles that meet mission requirements throughout the rounds of competition. Each qualifying round is proceeded by a practice round that covers the corresponding tasking. For example, the first practice round consists of selecting orbit characteristics to meet the mission requirements, and the qualifying round covers selecting an orbit but is a little more challenging. Top teams advance to the Semi-Final Round, and the best of the best advance to the in-person National Finals Competition.

All rounds of competition, except for the National Finals Competition, take place online. Teams may meet at and compete from any location – classroom, computer lab, public library, home, etc. Teams qualifying for the National Finals Competition travel all-expenses-paid to the Finals location in the spring. StellarXplorers is designed for any student, regardless of prior space or orbital mechanics knowledge. Training materials are available through the StellarXplorers website and AGI. Instructions for competition round preparation are emailed directly to coaches prior to each round.
This competition has not yet listed it's awards.

Website: www.stellarxplorers.org

Managing Organization: Air Force Association

Contact:

info@stellarxplorers.org

Entry Fee: $200

Eligibility:
Each StellarXplorers team must consist of between two and six competitors enrolled in a participating school or organization and a team director. Teams generally consist of 9th-12th graders, however there are teams that may compete at the Middle School level, especially at schools where the middle & high school grades are on the same campus.

Registration Opens
Apr 30, 2022 12:01am
America/New_York

Registration Closes
Oct 1, 2022 12:01am
America/New_York

Overview

The StellarXplorers National Space Design Competition is a fun, team building, space system design competition that starts in October and ends in April, where students are challenged to solve orbit planning, satellite component, and launch vehicle selection scenarios presented each round. Working in partnership with leaders in the U.S. space industry, the StellarXplorers Aerospace STEM Program challenges students toward careers in space or other science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines essential to our nation’s future.

Process

When participating in the competition, each team is given one scenario during their six-hour competition period (eight-hour competition period for Finals). This includes determining orbits, picking satellite components, and selecting launch vehicles that meet mission requirements throughout the rounds of competition. Each qualifying round is proceeded by a practice round that covers the corresponding tasking. For example, the first practice round consists of selecting orbit characteristics to meet the mission requirements, and the qualifying round covers selecting an orbit but is a little more challenging. Top teams advance to the Semi-Final Round, and the best of the best advance to the in-person National Finals Competition.

Criteria

All rounds of competition, except for the National Finals Competition, take place online. Teams may meet at and compete from any location – classroom, computer lab, public library, home, etc. Teams qualifying for the National Finals Competition travel all-expenses-paid to the Finals location in the spring. StellarXplorers is designed for any student, regardless of prior space or orbital mechanics knowledge. Training materials are available through the StellarXplorers website and AGI. Instructions for competition round preparation are emailed directly to coaches prior to each round.

Awards

This competition has not yet listed it's awards.

Participate

Website: www.stellarxplorers.org

Managing Organization: Air Force Association

Contact:

info@stellarxplorers.org

Entry Fee: 200

Eligibility:
Each StellarXplorers team must consist of between two and six competitors enrolled in a participating school or organization and a team director. Teams generally consist of 9th-12th graders, however there are teams that may compete at the Middle School level, especially at schools where the middle & high school grades are on the same campus.

Deadlines

Registration Opens
Apr 30, 2022 12:01am
America/New_York

Registration Closes
Oct 1, 2022 12:01am
America/New_York