International SunSat Design Competition
Enterprise In Space is proudly partnering with Ohio University and the Online Journal of Space Communication to launch the Third Annual International SunSat Design Competition.
We are happy to announce that SPACE Canada will sponsor the prize monies for this year’s competition, $20,000 is available for award in the presentation of First, Second, and Third place standings at the NSS-sponsored International Space Development Conference (ISDC) to be held in Puerto Rico May 18-22, 2016.
The Competition is intended to accelerate the conceptualization, manufacture, launch and operation of the next-generation satellites that will collect energy in space and deliver it to earth as a non-polluting source of electrical power.
Both the National Space Society (NSS) band the Society of Satellite Professionals (SSPI) are helping us promote our new Competition internationally. The extended deadline for formal registration of competitive teams is January 25. The deadline for submission of completed designs is April 1. Our three finalists, who will be invited to make their presentations at ISDC in Puerto Rico, will be identified shortly thereafter.
The 2015-2016 Competition is soliciting research and creative visualizations related to the topic of Wireless Power Transmission (WPT).
We are interested in those “practical applications” of space solar power beaming that might produce near-term solutions in energy and environment, in communications, transport, commerce, manufacturing and other significant challenges facing our planet. Such applications may address either space to earth, earth to space or space-to-space transmissions and exchanges, or some combination of these.
Each of these submissions should consist of a completed WPT concept of exceptional quality based on: 1) an idea of significance, 2) a clarifying Creative Visualization, 3) an understandable Technical Brief, 4) a plausible Economic Plan and 5) a good Bibliography.
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