Congratulations and well done to all participants of the first National Space Design Competition in Europe, Italian SDC 2021!
62 dedicated participants across multiple regions of Italy, 3 competing companies, 9 invaluable volunteers.
The challenge presented to Kepler Automation, Olympus Mons Trading Company, and Earhart Advanced Industries was to design an Aldrin Cycler between Earth and Mars. The purpose? To transport high-end business personnel between the two planets.
The incredible efforts put in by all across the three companies has made judging a difficult task. Alas, one company must be selected as the champions of the competition to progress onwards to the EUSDC. This year, the title of the ITSDC winning company is Kepler Automation.
The EUSDC is proud to congratulate the following 21 students who will be representing Italy at this year’s European Final:
|Andrea Gatto||Emanuele Cravero|
|Antonio Crisalli||Francesca Leonetti|
|Carlo Garbarino||Luciano Francesco Galizia|
|Chiara Pasini||Luigi Trucco|
|Chiara Fabbri||Marta Isola|
|Christian Nappi||Matteo Lombardo|
|Danilo Morabito||Roberto Gurnari|
|Diego Lopez||Samuele Cuzzocrea|
|Eleonora Poggi||Tiziano Pasini|
|Elisa Ferrari||Riccardo Maccarrone|
As is EUSDC tradition, participants with the highest number of votes from the challenging companies join the representatives of the winning company at the European Final. In recognition of their outstanding effort, the following 4 participants have been selected:
Available to the ITSDC competition was a Golden Ticket opportunity of progressing directly to the World Finals, NASA’s ISSDC held in Florida USA. Having to prove their exemplary efforts during the competition, the organising committee has decided that the recipient of this prestigious award for the ITSDC 2021 goes to:
Vice President of Engineering — Kepler Automation
Congratulations! Not only to the EUSDC qualifiers and Golden Ticket recipient, but to all taking part for making this year’s edition of the ITSDC other-worldly. Special thanks to Politecnico Di Milano (POLIMI) for your collaboration, Tommaso Tonina for your outstanding efforts as ITSDC Lead Organiser, and to all the volunteers from across Europe for supporting us.
Watch this space! Plenty more SDCs in the pipeline.