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:
- 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
- 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
- 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.