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12-13-14th November 2021
Virtual hackathon

Design the future Lunar settlement foundations

Hackathon topics

WHAT IS THE CONTEST ABOUT


SpaceHack is a hackathon, a collaborative event meant to combine the expertise and skills of space and non-space talents in a collective entrepreneurial action. The scope of participating teams is to design innovative concepts that explore the near future potentials of the new space industry.

The hackathon is structured as a team competition of 24hours over three days (3x8hrs) with the support of domain experts and coaches. It is open to space-related professionals and international university/doctoral students.

Hackathon start time: Friday 12th November at 1PM
Hackathon end time (deadline to deliver your project): Sunday 14th November at 5PM
Final projects presentation to jury + award ceremony: Thursday 18th November at 5h30PM

WHAT ARE THE TOPICS & MISSIONS


The main theme of this edition is the future Lunar settlement foundations

The context: Imagine it is the year 2040. An international space colony exists on the moon which houses 50 inhabitants (scientists, engineers, etc) at all times and is planned to be expanded to 1000 people capacity in next 10 years.

The objective: Design a Lunar Colony in the Year 2040 Designing, through new space ventures, the future Lunar activities and critical systems & infrastructures (Power/ Resources/ Robotics/ Habitat/ Food/ Waste /Health) ideally having a double impact within lunar and terrestrial applications.

Participants will be invited to work on the following primary domains of a Lunar Colony Architecture:

  • Lunar Space Access (lunar orbit-to-surface transportation for crew and cargo)
  • Lunar Observation & Communication (remote sensing, PNT, IoT)
  • Lunar Habitation (habitats manufacturing, construction, farming, sustainable life support solutions)
  • Lunar Power (production, storage, distribution of power to support)
  • Lunar Orbital Services (satellite repair, debris, orbital refueling, orbital manufacturing)
  • Lunar Resource Mining (mining, extracting, processing, storing solutions)

The participating teams will follow these hackathon process steps:

  1. Explore the topic together with expert coaches and issue ideas
  2. Define solutions to turn the ideas into concepts
  3. Design applicable functional concepts and solutions

WHY PARTICIPATING


As participating team, you will contribute to designing the future Lunar settlement foundations.
You will enhance your entrepreneurial & innovation management practices through experiential learning, network with industry experts and newspace players from the Greater Region, and potentially win awesome prizes.

the prizes


1rst prize

The winning team receives support for concept prototyping within a Concurrent Design Facility. In the 3 months following the hackathon the team will get coaching sessions by selected coaches & experts to deliver a Project Design Report including a detailed executable use case, road map, and strategic plan of a lunar colony. 300€ voucher per team member

2nd prize

200€ voucher per team member

3rd prize

100€ voucher per team member

the timeline

Pre-event webinars

1st Webinar:

14th October
from 6h30PM to 7h30PM

2nd Webinar:

21st October
from 6h30PM to 7h30PM

3rd Webinar:

4th November
from 6h30PM to 7h30PM

Hackathon (FULLY VIRTUAL)

Start time

Friday 12th November
at 1PM

End time:

Sunday 14th November
at 5PM

Ceremony (HYBRID)

18th November from 5h30PM to 8PM in Belval, Esch-sur-Alzette (Luxembourg)

The

SUPPORTING

PARTNERS

GOLD SPONSORS

POST Luxembourg
Universeh

SILVER SPONSORS

Institut de la Propriété Intellectuelle Luxembourg

BRONZE SPONSORS

Gomspace
Groupement Luxembourgeois de l'Aéronautique et de l'Espace

ORGANIZERS

Intech
Technoport

EVENT AMBASSADORS

HENALLUX
LORIA
Mines Nancy Artem
POWER
PUSH Gr
Universität des Saarlandes
Université de la Grande Région
Erasmus+
EU Universities
Eusmat
University of Luxembourg

CONTACT

info@spacehack.lu

Olivier Zephir

Technoport

Olivier Zephir

Technoport