This challenge aims at providing a useful user interface programmed in Python for the Thermal Model management from a system level. Its design is based on a methodology, which is also explained for the development of hierarchical models.

UPM, Spain

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The objective of this challenge is to define the design of the TASECLab experiment, which is part of the REXUS /BEXUS program, to characterize heat transfer by convection in the stratosphere. For this, the ESATAN-TMS thermal modelling software will be used.

UPM, Spain

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This challenge consists in the design, manufacturing and testing process of an experiment prototype that is part of the Heat Transfer Laboratory, and which would be a payload embarked on a stratospheric balloon of the BEXUS program.

UPM, Spain

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The objective of this challenge is to apply the NASA methodology to evaluate the thermal environment of an elite satellite in a LEO orbit.

UPM, Spain

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This challenge consists in the development and implementation of high performance solvers for solving the thermal balance equation in a system of N nodes. Several methods have been used to implement the solvers, the most complex of all (the fixed point) being the one that has presented the best results, even beating the ESATAN commercial in resolution time by an order of magnitude.

UPM, Spain. 

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The objectives of this work are aimed at creating an updateable and easy-to-use spacecraft database. To this end, the following milestones have been established: search of various satellite data sources and selection of these based on their reliability, available data and update frequency; creation of your own satellite database from selected data sources; and automation of access and downloading of data from selected sources to update the own database.

UPM, Spain

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One of the main challenges with CubeSats’ ADCSs (Attitude Determination and Control Subsystems) is how heavy and power consuming the most precise systems are. This means that developing lighter, less consuming ones is of the greatest importance.

3AMADEUS is a mission that aims to find a solution to this exact problem. Magnetic ADCS components are among the lightest, least power consuming and most reliable options in the CubeSat industry. However, due to their low precision, this kind of component can’t be used by themselves in missions that require precise attitude control. One of the ways to improve the precision of this kind of component is to use novel ADCS algorithms that maximize system performance for magnetic ADCSs. That is why 3AMADEUS has the purpose of, not only developing, but also testing multiple of these algorithms in-flight, with hopes that one day the implementation of purely magnetic ADCSs can be generalized in nanosatellites.

University of Beira Interior (UBI), Portugal

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The purpose of this challenge is to generate a calculation tool for the electrical power subsystem of a satellite. This interface must be programmed in Python so that it can communicate with the CDA.

UPM, Spain

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The objective of this challenge is to describe the process of setting up a vacuum chamber, from the design of the different components to obtain a final configuration that allows tests to be carried out at low levels, high vacuum.

UPM, Spain

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In recent history, Nasa and ESA, among other agencies, have been analyzing two priorities of present and future long term missions in space: the reduction of the teams’ workload, and the food supply.

ISAE-SUPAERO (France)

This project tackles these issues by proposing an autonomous efficient growing plant systems based on arugula. Using a nutrient filled hydroponic technique, an arm robot, the image recognition algorithm Overfeat, OpenCV, Python-tesseract and a Markov Decision Process environment, decisions will be taken in order to minimize resources consumption and the amount of space taken. A prototype will be constructed and the algorithms tested and optimized. The second stage of the project will consist in analyzing a greater amount of plants as well as isolating the system from ambient conditions.

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