National Students’ Space Challenge 2019 1st to 3rd November at IIT Kharagpur
In the wake of tremendous success in the field of space science and technology, the
world has witnessed the birth of a new era. As the world realized the importance of
space technology, Space Technology Students’ Society, IIT Kharagpur took the initiative
of starting National Students’ Space Challenge, a unique blend of space science and
technology. Every year, many budding space enthusiasts showcase their talents in this
fest which also happens to be India’s first and largest of its kind.
Space Technology Students’ Society (spAts) is the organising team of NSSC. Officially,
spAts is the student body of Kalpana Chawla Space Technology Cell (KCSTC), the contact
point of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), at IIT Kharagpur. With the aim of
spreading the awareness of the importance of space technology, spAts conducts
National Students’ Space Challenge every year.
The commencement of November 2019 brings with it the 9th edition of the NSSC
presented by IIT Kharagpur in association with the Indian Space Research Organization
(ISRO). During the fest, participants from all across the country compete in amazing
space-themed robotic and astronomy based events which will challenge the
participants’ engineering and innovation skills. Participants also get to witness highly
inspiring guest lectures by eminent scientists, astronomers and professors from deemed
institutions across the globe. A number of workshops are conducted too, which enable
the participants to develop their technical and innovation skills. A plethora of immensely
popular online pre-fest events are hosted by NSSC which give us a glimpse into the
world of space and tech. The main motto of this fun-packed space themed fest is to
raise the standards of space technology and encourage young minds.
The fest comprises of the following events:
● Sonar-ous : An autonomous robot-making competition
● CounterAct: A manual robotic competition
● Case Studies
● Paper Presentation
● Data Analytics Competition
● The Braitenberg Challenge: An onspot Hardware coding event
● Lift-off: The classic Water-Rocketry Competition
● Hoverpod: Hover-Craft making competition
● The Science of Paper Folding: Onspot origami and topology competition
● Designeer: Onspot CAD competition
● Astrophotography competition: Online photography Competition
● Space Quiz: Online and offline quiz competition.
Enjoy some cool online pre-fest events by NSSC! Visit www.nssc.in and
www.fb.com/nssc.iit. This November book your tickets to Kharagpur to enjoy and
explore 3 fun packed days in 2200-acre campus of IIT Kharagpur. See you there!
Eligibility: Ongoing Undergraduate and Graduate Students from any stream in India.
For more details, Contact:
Mr. Yaswanth Pavan Mahadasu
Head of Public Relations