On August 12th , the 2021 International Collegiate Spacecraft Innovation Design Contest was successfully closed. Teams from universities and research institutions in China, Russia, the United States and other countries gathered online to share achievements and exchange experiences. After fierce competition, three teams from Harbin Institute of Technology (HIT), Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics and Imperial College London won the first prize. Cao Xibin, vice president of HIT and chairman of the Expert Committee of the contest, attended the opening ceremony and delivered a speech.
The contest, directed by China Association for Science and Technology, and hosted by Chinese Society of Astronautics, Chinese Society of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Chinese Society of Space Research and HIT, was organized by School of Astronautics of HIT. More than 120 teams from 9 countries registered for the contest. After the preliminary evaluation, 36 teams entered the finals. The entries involve the new design of spacecraft and components, the new configuration of space robot, key intelligent technologies, aerospace applications in new fields, etc. The finals were conducted online, and finally 3 first prizes and 6 second prizes were selected.
The International Collegiate Spacecraft Innovation Design Contest is held every two years. It aims to promote the exchange and cooperation among the students of aerospace universities around the world, stimulate their interests in participating in the exploration of high technology in aerospace, cultivate their awareness of innovation, and exercise their comprehensively analytical and practical abilities.
Teachers and students who participated in the contest.