2. Researchers from research institutes or enterprises.
3. Individuals or groups interested in Astronautics.
Content of the contest
The theme of this contest is “Using space peacefully, exploring the vast universe, realizing the common dream of mankind.” The contents of the contest are listed below:
1.Overall scheme design of microsatellite platform
Design the overall scheme of microsatellite platform, targeting at the modularized, standardized microsatellite, which is mainly represented by CubeSat.
2.Component design of microsatellite
Mainly targeting at CubeSat standardized component design, such as flywheel, magnetic torquer, sun sensor, power system, etc.
3.Mission of microsatellite design
Explore the concept and design of various space mission that microsatellites can carry out.
4. Load design of microsatellite
Based on the structure of CubeSat, carry out standardized science and application load design.
Requirements for Competition Works
1. Both individuals and groups are entitled to sign up for the contest.
2. The website for registering, participating and submission of work for all participants: www.apscosatcontest.com.
3. Works can include reports, files, videos, objects and so on. The reports should be in English or Chinese.
4. Please follow the hyperlink “ENTRANCE” to login and upload all of your works following the instructions given on the screen. Your report is recommended to be in Word or PDF copy.
5. You can get the report template follow the hyperlink “DOWNLOAD”.
6. Each team in the final contest is required to prepare a PPT within 20mins, used for project presentation. The presentation should be in English only. You can also bring your prototype or videos for presentation.
The contest will set prizes including the first prize, the second prize, and the third prize.
There will be a free launch opportunity for the best team ranked the first prize.
Asia-Pacific Space Cooperation Organization (APSCO)
APSCO-NPU Development Base for Aerospace Talent School of Astronautics, Northwestern Polytechnical University (NPU) National Joint Engineering Laboratory for Micro- Satellite Technology and Application (NELM) "Belt and Road" Aerospace Innovation Alliance (BRAIA)
Chair of Committee
Dr. Puig-Suari received B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. Degrees in Aeronautics and Astronautics from Purdue University. Currently, Dr. Puig-Suari is a Professor in the Aerospace Engineering Department at CalPoly, San Luis Obispo. Dr. Puig-Suari’s areas of expertise include spacecraft design, low-cost space systems, integration and testing, and vehicle dynamics and control. Dr Puig Suari is the author or co-author of over 75 papers and presentations. In 1999, Dr Puig-Suari and Prof. Bob Twiggs at Stanford developed the CubeSat standard and since then Dr. Puig-Suari has maintained a leadership role in the CubeSat community and his team has been involved in supporting orbital launches for over 140 CubeSats worldwide. In addition to launch activities, Cal Poly's team has been lead the development and launch of 8 CubeSats and is currently working on 5 additional CubeSats. In 2011, Dr. Puig-Suari co-founded Tyvak Nano-satellite Systems to support the commercial CubeSat market.
Co-Chair of Committee
Professor Zhou Jun received B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. Degrees in Aircraft Control, Guidance and Simulation from Northwestern Polytechnical University (NPU). Now Professor Zhou Jun is a Professor in the Aerospace Control Engineering Department at NPU. Professor Zhou Jun is a director of the Institute of Precision Guidance and Control of NPU, a director of Shaanxi Microsatellite Engineering Laboratory and a director of Shaanxi Electric Servo System Engineering Research Center. Professor Zhou Jun's major research directions are spacecraft control and simulation technology and modern control theory and application. Professor Zhou Jun is the author or co-author of over 267 papers and has published four monographs. He is an invited expert of the satellite system technology professional group of the general equipment department, an expert of the comprehensive demonstration group of manned lunar landing project, an expert of the demonstration group of the third-stage lunar exploration project, and an expert of the lunar exploration engineering application committee.