INTERNATIONAL SPACE SETTLEMENT
SPACE SETTLEMENT DESIGN COMPETITIONS
The International Space Settlement Design Competition - also known as ISSDC, or SpaceSet - is a series of engineering design competitions, occurring around the planet.
Every year, thousands of students from across the globe participate in Regional Finals, for the opportunity to travel to the Kennedy Space Centre in Florida to compete in the International Finals.
InSimEd is proud to support the SpaceSet Regional Finals event in Canada.
The competition is set 50 years in the future, in a era when interplanetary colonization is being sponsored by an illustrious philanthropic organization - the Foundation Society.
Students form fictional aeronautical engineering companies, and are issued a Request For Proposal (RFP) from the Foundation Society to design the next space settlement in the solar system. This may be the first large-scale settlement in Earth orbit, the second settlement on Mars, or even an intra-solar settlement.
Student companies exist within the larger competition canon, with students having access to sub-contractors, existing settlements, and must forward project today's technology towards what will be in use in the future.
THE COMPETITION PROCESS
Across the weekend, students are tasked with completing key areas of the settlement design, and preparing a Proposal or Business Pitch (event-specific) for a judging panel of industry experts.
An approximate timeline of events for the Regional Finals is as follows:
Friday: the event commences with briefing sessions and team building exercises.
Saturday: the RFP's are released, and students must now work within a strict deadline to produce their design briefs.
Sunday: students pitch a judging panel on their design.
The champion team from the Canadian Finals will have the opportunity to travel to the Kennedy Space Centre (Florida, USA), to compete at the prestigious ISSDC Finals. This event is held annually in late July.
WHO CAN COMPETE?
Due to the the challenging nature of Space Set competitions, InSimEd can only accept students who are of high-school age (i.e. 14 - 18 years old).
The Canadian Space Settlement Design Competition is open to all Canadian students, across all provinces.
If you are interested in participating in the ISSDC, but do not live in Canada, please contact InSimEd. There is a global network of SpaceSet providers, and we will be more than happy to connect you to your correct Region!
THE 2021 CANADIAN FINALS
Registration for the 2021 Canadian Regional Finals is now closed. Check back for information on next year's event!
Details: Friday 14th - Sunday 16th May, 2021
Location: Virtual (using Zoom and Discord)
Cost: because of COVID-19, InSimEducation is waiving all costs for the
2021 competition. It's 100% free!!!
What Do You Need To Do?
1. Register using the form on the right.
2. Be ready for a fun-filled, challenging, and awesome weekend!
If you have any questions, please contact us!