Author: Kareem Lewis

Announcement

EUSDC 2021 & ISSDC Qualifiers

Congratulations and well done to all participants of the first continent-wide European Space Design Competition, EUSDC 2021!

68 dedicated participants, 7 European Nations, 3 competing companies, 28 invaluable volunteers. 

The challenge presented to Kepler Automation, DaVinci Meccanica, and Earhart Advanced Industries was to design a preliminary research base to be constructed in Earth orbit before heading off to Jupiter’s moon, Europa. The purpose? To explore the potential for life.

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. This year, the title of the EUSDC winning company is Kepler Automation. Well done to all 23 students for convincing the judges with your winning design proposals!

Nathan Besch 

President

Isabel de Avillez 

Structures

Thomas Schlesser 

Vice President — Engineering

Bernardo Rodrigues 

Structures

Mário Daniel Soares Vilas 

Vice President — Marketing & Sales

Süleyman Emre ISIK 

Structures

Guillermo Baselga Gómez

 HoD Structures

André Costa 

Structures

Mathilde  Dziechciarz  

HoD Operations

Arthur Nogueira 

Structures

Mafalda Gaspar 

HoD Human Factors

Rafael Pereira 

Automations

Ricardo Horta 

HoD Automations

Alejandro Soriano 

Operations

Marina Guerra Alonso 

Human Factors

Yannis Kühn 

Operations

Sara Evangelio Motilla 

Human Factors

Álvaro Cameo Hernanz 

Systems Engineer

Lucía Madonar 

Human Factors

Guilherme Sousa 

CAD

Joana da Conceição Ferreira Piçarra Human Factors João Lourenço 

Business

Duarte Rito Marques 

Business

 

From all participants, only 12 entrants can qualify for the World Finals this summer. From 30th July – 2nd August 2021, qualifiers from around the world will gather in person and online at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center to take part at the 2021 International Space Settlement Design Competition (ISSDC). Through a rigorous selection process, the EUSDC is proud to congratulate the following 12 students who will be representing Europe at this year’s ISSDC:

Nathan Besch

Kepler — President

Mafalda Gaspar

Kepler — HoD Human Factors

Thomas Schlesser

Kepler — VP Engineering

Mário Daniel Soares Vilas

Kepler — VP Marketing & Sales

Guillermo Baselga Gómez

Kepler — HoD Structures

Marina Guerra Alonso

Kepler — Human Factors

Isabel de Avillez

Kepler — Structures

Yannis Kühn

Kepler — Operations

Mathilde Dziechciarz

Kepler —HoD Operations

Traditionally, participants with the highest number of votes from the challenging companies join the representatives of the winning company. In recognition of their outstanding effort, the following students have been selected:

Maria João Lopes

DaVinci — HoD Human Factors

Ioana Barbu

DaVinci — HoD Structures

Leeloo Schindelhauer

Earhart — HoD Structures

The following individuals have been selected as the ISSDC 2021 reserves in the stated order:

Sara Evangelio Motilla

Kepler — Human Factors

André Mota

Earhart —HoD Operations

Felipe Abengózar

DaVinci — Structures

Once again, congratulations! Not only to the ISSDC qualifiers, but to all taking part for making this year’s edition of the EUSDC other-worldly. Special thanks to International Space University for digitally hosting, PTSpace & Ciência Viva for their outreach and enthusiasm, and to all the volunteers from across the world for supporting us.

Watch this space! Last year the SSEF was offered a few last-minute spaces to even up team sizes; we will allocate these to the reserves and those nominated for ISSDC selection.