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2023 Latin American Space Challenge

Latin American Space Challenge has a mission to motivate students and startups to develop and launch a rocket with a satellite as a payload.

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Overview

 

2023 Latin American Space Challenge

 

The Latin American Space Challenge (LASC), hosted at the Cape Canavial area in Brazil, is the 2nd largest experimental rocket and satellite engineering competition.

 

Since LASC’s first edition, in 2019, where more than 350 students were present to 2022, with 1,600 students participating, the growth of the competition is visible with an increasing number of interested teams applying to the competition.

 

The 2023 Latin American Space Challenge will be composed of two challenges: the Rocket Challenge and the Satellite Challenge. The main objective of LASC is to maximize the teams that develop satellites to fly on its sounding rockets.

 

Join us by registering your Team! A Team may consist of one or a group of student members, non-students members (i.e. enthusiasts, researchers, startup teams, amateurs and hobbyists) or mixed.

 

Dream. Build. Launch. 


Guidelines

 

Guidelines for the 2023 LASC. You'll want to review the following documents:

  • LASC Rules and Requirements Document
  • LASC Design, Test, and Evaluation Guide
  • LASC Master Schedule

Link: https://www.lasc.space/

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Challenge Updates

Official Announcement, Master Scores and Certificates

Oct. 15, 2023, 7:08 p.m. PDT by Calvin Trubiene

2023 LASC Official Announcement

The Organization of the 2023 Edition of the Latin American Space Challenge expresses its deep gratitude to all participants, volunteers, sponsors, and the community involved in the second largest event on the planet in rocket and educational satellite engineering, held from August 24 to 27, 2023.

In 2023, we were able to achieve incredible milestones in contrast to the challenges of holding the event. We conducted the launch operation of 36 high-power rockets, including 10 rockets from international teams. Furthermore, the event reached an important milestone with the launch of the first two rockets using Commercial Off-the-Shelf (COTS) high-power motors manufactured in Brazil.

We recognize the challenges faced and situations that demand improvements, such as registration, credentials, recovery windows, and the transparency of the queue for launches, and we are attentive and dedicated to improving in all aspects for future editions. We sincerely thank everyone for their understanding and apologize to those whose experiences were affected. We deeply value the feedback, patience, and engagement of everyone, which were fundamental to the realization of the event.

We are firmly committed to excellence and continuous evolution. The LASC is not just an event, but a collective journey of learning, growth, and technological innovation that we are building together in Latin America. We are committed to working tirelessly so that the next editions reflect the grandeur of our purpose and satisfy the expectations of all Rocketeers and Satelliteers.

Holding the LASC in Brazil presents a Herculean challenge, influenced not only by the lack of recognition but mainly by the lack of incentive and support from fundamental entities in the space sector. We believe that, with the support and collaboration of everyone, we can raise the level of safety, excellence, and offer increasingly memorable and enriching experiences. LASC thanks for the constructive feedback and, with it, we have developed a robust plan of 57 actions aimed at the continuous improvement of our events.

With eyes turned to the universe of infinite possibilities, the LASC continues to carry the flame of innovation, knowledge, and cooperation. Together, we will continue to launch our dreams and objectives ever higher, building a promising future for aerospace engineering in Latin America. May our journey continue to inspire, connect, and promote significant educational advances, elevating our commitment and passion beyond the Kármán Line.

We thank you again for being part of this incredible journey and look forward to seeing you in future editions.

The Latin American Space Challenge Team. 

 

Scores & Certificates of Participation

The scores and results of the fifth edition of the Latin American Space Challenge are available on our website. You can access it directly via the link <https://www.lasc.space/past-events/2023-lasc>. The overall winners and first places are shown below:

Satellite Challenge

  • Overall Winner: Team 11 - Chaska from Lima, Peru
  • 1st Place - CubeSat: Team 54 - PoliSat from São Paulo, Brazil
  • 1st Place - PocketQube/CanSat: Team 11 - Chaska from Lima, Peru

Rocket Challenge

  • Overall Winner: Team 46 - Minerva Rockets e Sats UFRJ from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • 1st Place - 3 km Hybrid/Liquid: Team 58 - Projeto Jupiter from São Paulo, Brazil
  • 1st Place - 3 km Solid Motors: Team 46 - Minerva Rockets e Sats UFRJ from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • 1st Place - 1 km Solid Motors: Team 27 - Fênix - Estudos Astronáuticos from Minas Gerais, Brazil
  • 1st Place - 0,5 km Solid Motors: Team 7 - Cactus Rockets Design from Bahia, Brazil

Technical and Innovation Awards

  • Award for Technical Excellence: Team 58 - Projeto Jupiter from São Paulo, Brazil
  • Award for Innovation: Team 88 - Club de Ciencias y Tec. Espaciales from Asunción, Paraguay
  • Award for Flight Dynamics: Team 27 - Fênix - Estudos Astronáuticos from Minas Gerais, Brazi

Team Awards

  • Spirit Award: Team 58 - Projeto Jupiter from São Paulo, Brazil
  • Conduct Award: Team 23 - Etherea from Medellín, Colombia
  • Sportsmanship Award: Team 50 - Orion Aerospace Design from Paraná, Brazil

Congratulations to all the participating teams and the winners. Teams wishing to understand the scores better can contact us via e-mail at .

Between today and next Tuesday, we plan to send out all the participation certificates. If you don't receive them, please first check your spam folder, then your team leader and, if you've run out of options, contact us via e-mail at .

Thank you for all engagement and dedication!

See you in 2024 in the Cabo Canavial!

The Latin American Space Challenge Team. 


Satellite Challenge Update

Aug. 26, 2023, 4:50 p.m. PDT by Latin American Space Challenge

Hello Satelliteers,

Tomorrow, the LASC Judging Panel will start at 9:30 am to evaluate CanSats and CubeSats at the Event Center.

Please, bring you satellite project and be prepared to present your mission on the stage.

  • A presentation of up to 10 minutes can be prepared by Teams (Power Point).

Feedbacks and recommendations will be given on the site.

- LASC


Day 3 Update 2

Aug. 26, 2023, 7:48 a.m. PDT by Latin American Space Challenge

Hello,

The Cape Canavial open and back to business again!

- LASC


Day 3 Update

Aug. 26, 2023, 6:17 a.m. PDT by Latin American Space Challenge

Hello,

We are under rain and wind. Please, do not come to the Cape Canavial right now.

We will update you in the next hour.

- LASC


Day 1 Instructions

Aug. 24, 2023, 1:21 a.m. PDT by Latin American Space Challenge

Hello Rocketeers and Satelliteers,

Today is the Day 1 of the 2023 Latin American Space Challenge! After many months of hardwork, you will have the opportunity to show your work.

 

Before that, some general instructions shall be shared:

  1. Buses will not be able to park inside FATEC Tatuí property. Policemen will instruct driver to park.
  2. Do not bring energetics.
  3. Be prepared for your checkin.
  4. Respect Group times and schedule!
  5. Enjoy a very relaxed first day of theoretical and technical activities.

Thank you!

LASC Staff


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