International SunSat Design Competition

The SunSat Design Competition is an international contest intended to accelerate the design, manufacture, launch and operation of the next-generation satellites that will collect energy in space and deliver it to earth as electricity.

Registration:  May 2012 – January 6, 2013

Design Submission Deadline:  March 30, 2013

Registration will begin at the National Space Society’s International Space Development Conference in Washington DC in May 2012. Winners will be announced and their “Creative Visualizations” will be shown at ISDC-2013.

The purpose of this Design Project is to more closely link digital media labs around the world to the satellite and space community as a way to accelerate the way forward in development and implementation of universal access to space-based solar power.

Winning designs will be high-impact digital art, supported by credible science, engineering and business plans, that best promote media understanding and public acceptance of a path forward in using space satellites to deliver energy on-demand to any and all places on Earth.

The SunSat Competition is an initiative of the Online Journal of Space Communication in partnership with the Society of Satellite Professionals International, the National Space Society, and Ohio University Game Research and Immersive Design Laboratory (GRID Lab).

For more information and online registration, go to sunsat.gridlab.ohio.edu. Winning entries from the 2013 competition will be published in the Online Journal of Space Communication. To view sample designs prepared by the Ohio University GRID Lab see Issue No.17 of the Space Journal. A second contest will be held 2013-2014.

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