1st Space Solar Power International Student and Young Professional Design Competition


The competition aims to challenge entrants, in this case individuals and small teams (1-3 people) between the ages of 18-35, to submit a technical paper for a new and innovative technical concept for Space Solar Power (SSP). SSP, in its typical implementation and for the purposes of this competition, is the idea of transmitting power harvested from the sun in space down to Earth.



Competition Organizer

Space Generation Advisory Council

*International Event*

Submission Date


Awards Date


Competition Category
  • Technology - Other
  • Business - Global
  • Graduate - Global
  • Undergraduate - Global
  • High School - Global
Who's Eligible
  • Participants who are between 18-35 years old
  • Join as an individual or be in small teams
Important Dates
  • All submissions must be made by July 1st, 2012 by 23:59 UTC. Any submissions after the due date will not be considered. 
  • Award winner will be announced by 17 August, 2012 (tentative).
  • Competition’s  Announcement: 25th April 2012
  • Submission Deadline: 1st July 2012 (23:59 UTC)
  • Winners Announced: 17th August 2012
  • Executive Summary video due: 23rd September 2012
  • Space Generation Congress 2012 (Naples, Italy).: September 27-29, 2012
  • (Actual presentation date TBD)
  • International Astronautical Congress 2012 (Naples, Italy).: October 1-5, 2012
  • (Actual presentation date TBD)
Competition Prizes
  • One (1) winning entrant will receive a full sponsorship (air travel, accommodation, meals, and registrations) for one (1) person in order to attend and present (either oral presentation or poster) the winning concept in Naples (Italy) during both 2012 Space Generation Congress (SGC) and 2012 International Astronautical Congress (IAC). 
  • Travel and conference arrangements will be coordinated by the IAF-SPC and the SGAC.