Welcome to the Caltech Space Challenge home page
California Institute of Technology
Pasadena, CA 91125
JPL: Nathan J. Strange, Julie Castillo-Rogez
Caltech Faculty: Joseph Shepherd, Guillaume Blanquart
JPL: Joseph Parrish
The Caltech Space Challenge is a 5-day student space mission design competition. Students from a wide range of backgrounds (in both discipline and nationality) are invited to Caltech, formed into two teams, and given a mission design problem. The student teams attend lectures related to mission planning, are given the necessary development tools, and are challenged to produce a viable mission design. This confluence of people and resources is a unique opportunity for young and enthusiastic students to work with experienced professionals in academia, industry and national laboratories.
email: caltechspacechallenge at caltech dot edu
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April 16 2013 - Final reports have been uploaded. Check them out here!
April 14 2013 - Final presentations have been uploaded. Check them out here!
Mar 29 2013 - Congratulations to both Team Voyager and Team Explorer! Both teams did an amazing job designing their missions to Phobos. In the end, Team Voyager won the 2013 Caltech Space Challenge by a very slim margin!
Mar 26 2013 - The participants, mentors, and speakers hanging out with Dr. Buzz Aldrin: Image
Mar 13 2013 - Agenda released.
Mar 09 2013 - Teams announced.
Feb 04 2013 - The selection process is now complete. Thank you to everyone who applied! More updates to come soon.
Jan 21 2013 - The application deadline has passed. The organizers are now reviewing all of the submitted applications.
Dec 11 2012 - The application deadline has been moved to Jan 18, 2013. In addition, we are offering meals, lodging and a 300 dollar travel stipend.
Oct 15 2012 - Now accepting applications.
Sep 21 2012 - Shuttle Flies Over Caltech/JPL: Image 1 Image 2 Image 3 Image 4
Sep 18 2012 - Application Instruction Posted
Sep 10 2012 - Flyer Released