The next International Space Solar Power (SSP) Student Competition is announced. The annual competition has een highly successful with dozens of undergraduate and graduate students from around the world participating in faculty-advised research projects focusing on the challenge of space solar power.
The competition is organized annually by SPACE Canada (the competition sponsor), the International Astronautical Federation (IAF) Power Committee, Commission III of the International Academy of Astronautics (IAA), the National Space Society (NSS) International Space Development Conference (ISDC) Space Solar Power Symposium, and the IAF Space Generation Advisory Council (SGAC).
For 2019 selected semi-finalist teams will receive travel support to present their research at the National Space Society's ISDC 2019 in Washington, DC USA. Finalists will be invited to present their winning projects at next year's International Astronautical Congress (IAC 2019) in Washington, DC USA, at the IAF Space Power Symposium. (Travel support will be offered on the terms describe in the formal Competition Announcement.)
For full details and rules guiding the Competition, see the 2019 announcement
The competition is open to student-implemented / faculty-advised research projects from any accredited academic institution (i.e., a college or university) or a team comprising two or more such institutions. The deadline for submission of 2019 project team proposals is March 31, 2019