iShuttle Balloon Mission Challenge

The sky is not the limit! In our inaugural challenge, we would like to welcome all UAE resident students in grade ten through twelve and university students to propose a concept experiment for a high-altitude balloon mission.

Ideas are open for submissions from 9th of January 2018 until 28th of February 2018, we encourage school students to team up with their peers and educators to work together to develop their balloon mission ideas. After submission period ends, an expert panel composed of University faculty and representatives from the UAE Space Agency will evaluate each submission, eventually selecting a winning proposal. 

The winning team could have the opportunity to work alongside experts in the fields of space science and technology to build their experiment and launch it into the air aboard a high-altitude balloon.


WAIT, there are PRIZES!

Winning  ideas will be awarded as the following: 

1st place: 3,000 AED 

2nd place: 2,000 AED 

3rd place: 1,000 AED 

What are you waiting for! launch your ideas with the UAE Space Agency


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09 January 2018
28 February 2018