Congratulations and well done to all participants of the first National Space Design Competition in Portugal, PTSDC 2022!
37 dedicated participants across multiple regions of Portugal, 3 competing companies, 19 invaluable volunteers.
The challenge presented to Kepler Automation, Olympus Mons Trading Company, and Earhart Advanced Industries was to design a habitat on Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko. The purpose? A state-of-the-art science & medical research facility.
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 PTSDC winning company is Kepler Automation.
The EUSDC is proud to congratulate the following 14 students who will be representing Portugal at this year’s European Final:
|Alexandre Plotean||João Lourenço|
|Bernardo Rodrigues||Mafalda Sampaio Blanco Gaspar|
|Bernardo Nunes||Marta Vasconcelos|
|Duarte Marques||Rafael Pereira|
|Joana Monteiro||Sara Filipe|
|Joana da Conceição Ferreira Piçarra||Tatiana Coreniuc|
|João Neto||Teresa Correia|
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:
|Maria Leonor de Almeida Marinho|
|João Theriaga Gonçalves|
|Maria João Lopes|
Available to the PTSDC 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 PTSDC 2022 goes to:
President — 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 PTSDC other-worldly. Special thanks to Ciencia Viva & Portugal Space Agency for your collaboration, Pedro Coimbra & Marta Goncalves for your outstanding efforts as PTSDC Lead Organisers, and to all the volunteers from across Europe for supporting us.
Plenty more SDCs in the pipeline.
Watch this space!