Autodesk

Moon Camp - Category 1

 

With Moon Camp, ESA and Airbus Foundation, in partnership with Autodesk, challenge students to take part in the future exploration of space by designing a human shelter on the Moon!  Students will have to design a 3D Moon Camp able to sustain the lives of at least two astronauts, taking into account:

  • the use of local resources, such as lunar soil and ice
  • technological solutions, such as power sources, a recycling system, a food growth chamber
  • protection from meteorites and radiation.

Find out more about Moon Camp and help ESA and Airbus Foundation settle on the Moon!

 

 

Age Range Requirements
Under 13
Program Requirements
Autodesk Tinkercad

Prizes

All teams that submit valid entries with an acceptable quality level, as evaluated by the Jury, will receive an official Moon Camp certificate by email.

For Moon Camp’s Category 1 there will be two sets of winners: one set (1st, 2nd and 3rd place) for teams from ESA Member States and ESA Associate States* (ESA MS) and another set (1st, 2nd and 3rd place) for teams from non ESA Member States (non - ESA MS). In total, there will be 6 prizes.

1st place for ESA MS and 1st place for teams from non-ESA MS

  • One 3D Printer per team
  • One 3D Printer for your school
  • One Webinar with an ESA astronaut (approximately 30 minutes)
  • One School Mentoring session from a space expert (approximately 60 minutes)
  • Goodies from ESA, Airbus, Autodesk
  • Use of your design as an example in ESA, Airbus, Autodesk trade show and conference appearances
  • Your design featured in the winner's gallery

 

2nd  place for ESA MS and 2nd  place for teams from non-ESA MS

  • One 3D Printer per team
  • One Webinar with an ESA astronaut (approximately 30 minutes)
  • One School Mentoring session from a space expert
  • Goodies from ESA, Airbus, Autodesk
  • Your design featured in the winner's gallery

 

3rd place for ESA MS and 3rd place for teams from non-ESA MS

  • One 3D printer per team
  • One Webinar with an ESA astronaut (approximately 30 minutes)
  • One School Mentoring session from a space expert
  • Goodies from ESA, Airbus, Autodesk
  • Your design featured in the winner's gallery

*ESA Member States: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, The Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.  Associated states: Canada and Slovenia

 

 

Eligibility

The Moon Camp challenge is open worldwide.

To take part, teams must:

  • Be made of students/young people up to and including 12 years old at the moment of the submission deadline (18 March 2019).
  • Have a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 4 students and be supported by a teacher or mentor.
  • Be supervised by a teacher or mentor responsible for monitoring the team’s technical progress, offering help and advice, and acting as the team’s point of contact with ESA’s Education Office (moon.camp@esa.int)/ Airbus Foundation. The teacher/mentor has the responsibility of submitting the team’s entry.

There is no limit to the number of teams a school or club can enter, but each student can only enter one team, and each team can submit one entry only.
 

Additional eligibility conditions apply for teams from ESA Member and Associate States*.

In the framework of the current collaboration agreement between ESA and Airbus Foundation on the Moon Camp challenge, teams from an ESA Member State or ESA Associate State* that want to participate in Category 1 will have to fulfil the following extra conditions:

  • Teams should have at least 50% team members who are citizens of an ESA Member or Associate Member State.
  • Each team member must be:
    • Enrolled in a full time primary or secondary school located in an ESA Member/Associate Member State.
    • Or, be home-schooled (certified by the National Ministry of Education or delegated authority in an ESA Member or Associate Member State).
    • Or, be a member of a club or after-school group, such as Science Club, Scouts or others.

 

Requirements

How to apply for Category 1 : Primary school level - Up to (and including) 12 years old

To submit the project each team will have to answer a set of questions (see Annex 1 of the guidelines) explaining their design and include:

  • At least one screenshot of their Moon Camp Tinkercad design.
  • The URL of the team’s Tinkercad project.

All participating teams have to follow and comply with the Moon Camp Category 1 guidelines available here and submit their entries solely by using the Enter Challenge option on this page. Entries that do not respect these criteria will not be accepted.

Registration is now open and the submission deadline is 18th March 2019, 11:59pm CET.
You can work on your submission and update your entry up to the closing deadline.

Visit these links to find out more about Moon Camp and help ESA and Airbus Foundation settle on the Moon!

 

Judging Information

Judges from the European Space Agency, Airbus, and Autodesk will judge your entries based on the following criteria:

  • Innovation, creativity and inventiveness (30%): How well does this new design “push the envelope” and enhance user experience?
  • Software skills (20%): How well does the student design demonstrate technical skills and quality of design submitted based on technical requirements?
  • Suitability to purpose (20%): How well does the design prove useful and suited to serving its purpose, providing a positive user experience?
  • Online Form (30%): How well do the answers to the form explain and support reasoning for design choices and overall habitability of the Moon camp?

 

The Moon Camp challenge is also open for different age ranges:

Deadline Information

Current time:
Wed, Dec 19, 2018 2:33 AM CST

Opens:

Thu, Nov 1, 2018 11:15 AM CDT

Closes:

Mon, Mar 18, 2019 4:59 PM CDT