NDRF: National Design Research Forum (NDRF) is headed by Padmashree Dr.Mylswamy Annadurai, Former Project Director, Chandrayaan 1 and Mangalyaan, ISRO.
NDRF is an autonomous forum of the Institution of Engineers (India). It promotes Research, Design, Development, Productization and Innovation through collaborative efforts since 1969. NDRF plays a major role in deploying engineering and technology services, systems, and solutions for nation building. 2019-20 is the Golden Jubilee year for NDRF.
This exclusive space challenge is to mark the Golden Jubilee year of NDRF and present this wonderful opportunity to school students to design, explore and innovate in making own satellites with the guidance of NDRF and Space Kidz India.
This is an exclusive competition for school students studying 8th to 12th STD all over India. The basic guidance will be extended by NDRF to all the students and be challenged to design a small payload as an experiment to near space, which should weigh less than 50 grams and fit inside a 3.8 x 3.8 x 3.8 cm cube. Around 12 Teams will be selected and assisted to build the payload. The finished payloads will be launched into Near Space in a "High Altitude Balloon". The payloads/ data will be retrieved and given back to the respective teams for further study.
This challenge will require the students to use teamwork, creativity and design a payload to fly into Near Space
Top 12 teams will be selected and awarded certificates and medals. Applications will be accepted from October 25th to November 25th, 2019. Results will be announced on December 15th and Payload Boxes will be dispatched to the respective teams. Students should complete the payload and send back to organizer before January 5th of 2020.
The enormous Achievements of ISRO has ignited curiosity for Space Exploration among the student community of India. But the question is, “How to get into it?”. They are looking for a platform to learn and do. This mission will not just teach them but also provide them with a hands-on experience to reach the space and do experimentation. The excitement and curiosity they will derive from this mission will further enhance them and inspire them to pursue Space Exploration as their career which will ultimately lead to innovation and take this industry to greater heights.
|1||Proposals to be submitted before||25th November 2019|
|2||Announcement of selected proposals||15th December 2019|
|3||Payloads to be shipped back to organizer||5th January 2020|
|4||Launch of Payloads||19th January 2020|
Space Kidz India:"Space Kidz India", is an organization creating "Young scientists" for the "Country" and spreading awareness among children for a "borderless world". It creates International experiential learning for students in the field of science, Technology, Art, and Culture.
Space Kidz India is the only organization to launch 10 balloon satellites, 2 sub-orbital satellites, and 1 orbital satellite.