The International Space Apps Challenge is an annual event, led by NASA, held over two days in cities around the globe with a mission to produce open-source solutions for challenges NASA faces both in space and here on earth. The event is a 48-hour hackathon in which citizens from around the world collaborates and finds solutions to over 50+ challenges released by NASA. By participating in this event, one directly helps NASA in solving the greatest challenges we face today. The event is not just for developers or scientists; in fact technologists, designers, artists, educators, entrepreneurs and students can also participate. All you need to have is a strong intention to bring about a global change and to make a better planet. There is no age restriction for participants, although the focus is mainly on the youth. For the first time, the event is being conducted in Kerala with Kochi as the location. Kochi is one among the three centres in the entire country and the only city in Kerala to host this event. The event at Kochi is conducted at StartUp Village. The event will be conducted worldwide on 12th and 13th April.Startup Village is a nonprofit business incubator based in Kochi, Kerala that aims to launch 1000 startups over the next 10 years from Kerala. It creates an ecosystem that promotes innovation and provides a platform for youngsters to create cutting edge technology. StartUp Village is the second place in the world with 1Gbps internet connection, after Kansas City of United States. This makes StartUp village an ideal location for hosting the event.
Projects Nominated for Global Judging
Best Use of HardwareHybrid Adaptive-locomotion and Manipulation EXOMARS Rover
Most InspiringSatellite Tracker
The following projects were worked on at Kochi:
Where Am IProject Members from this location
It's a simple Game which shows the images of various places of earth taken from statelites. Users are asked to recognise it And if it is correct, A message will be printed..Visit Project
AstrackProject Members from this location
Astrack is a site that hosts pictures and tracking data of an asteroid, such as estimated composition, albedo, rotation, and other characteristics of these objects, each asteroid will have a separate page where individuals can see and share images, and discuss about them.Visit Project
EventureProject Members from this location
NASA’s Earth Observing System provides us with a wealth of free satellite data for research and community service. We've created a web based app that displays satellite or aerial images of places around the world and asks users to guess where and what they are. The app could include land cover... Visit Project
Hybrid Adaptive-locomotion and Manipulation EXOMARS RoverProject Members from this location
The proposed rover, inspired from Rabbit, has a locomotion system that seamlessly blends the advantages of wheeled, tracked and legged mechanisms. Different types of locomotion can be switched back and forth on demand as well as autonomously based on the terrain characteristics.
The rov... Visit Project
My Space CalProject Members from this location
A first set-up of the project was done (mySpaceCal.com), but it is not satisfactory yet. Clearly, a different touch is needed: things need to be improved or changed, and speeded up. Are there alternative ways to retrieve and display the data? We encourage crea... Visit Project
ROVINOProject Members from this location
It uses ATMEGA 32U4 Arduino Micro for controlling the rover.
It contains 2 sets of DC geared motors connected in parallel to facilitate locomotion. An additional chain has been attached to increase the grip.
It has a CMOS black and white wireless camera which can stream live vi... Visit Project
GRaVISProject Members from this location
This project aims to analyze the raw data from satellites like GRACE and using Earth Gravity model , WGS84 version. We used the equation for Geo potential at a point with contributions from spherical harmonic coefficients and solving the Legendre polynomials. We used Eclipse IDE andriod to de... Visit Project
Satellite TrackerProject Members from this location
We are a group of enthusiastic students from Rajagiri School Of Engineering & Technology currently undergoing 2nd year B.Tech in Computer Science. Our application is Satellite Tracker.
Satellite Tracker is a real-time simulation of all tracked artificial satellites currently in Eart... Visit Project