The 1st Mission Idea Contest

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Grand Schedule

  • June 2010: Announcement of contest details

  • July-November 2010: Regional seminars to introduce the competition details in each region: Egypt, Kenya, Singapore, Korea, Germany, Spain, Mexico, Brazil, USA, and more… Contact the regional coordinator in your area.

  • Online submission was closed.
    Finalists will be announced on Jan 20, 2011.
  • December 20, 2010: Submission deadline
    deadline Dec 20, 2010

  • December 20, 2010 – January 20, 2011 : Evaluation by reviewers:

  • January 2011: Announcement of finalists
    • Each team of finalists shall prepare a formal paper describing their proposed idea (detailed guidelines to be provided)
    • One representative from each team of finalists will be invited to Japan (expenses paid) to participate in the final presentation stage
  • March 1, 2011: Submit final papers for review

  • March 14, 2011: Final presentations and selection of winners in Tokyo

Regional Seminar Schedule

Contact the regional coordinator in your area for the details.
Egypt seminar in egyptReport 1 (770 KB) seminar in egyptReport 2 (1.3 MB) seminar in egyptReport 3 (2.4 MB)
regional seminar in Cairo Univ., Egypt. Location: 1F lecture hall, Aerospace Engineering Department, Faculty of Engineering, Cairo University
Date: Aug 2, 2010, 11:30am-1:00pm
Contact: Mohammed Khalil Ibrahim
Email: Khalil(at)

Brazilseminar in brazilReport (11 KB)
Date: August 25th, 2010, 10am
Location: Escola Politécnica da USP
Dep. Eng. Mecânica, Av. Prof. Mello Moraes, 2231.
Prédio Eng. Mecânica e Naval. Room ET 14, Cidade Universitária,
São Paulo, SP
Contact: Fernando Stancato
Email: fer.stancato(at)

Spain detailReport (103 KB)
seminar in Spain Date: September 7, 2010
Location (updated on Sep 4): Sala Reuniones - Torre de Comunicaciones, ETSI de Telecomunicación Campus Universitario E-36310 - Vigo (SPAIN)
Start time: 11:00 Spanish Time
Webcast:  /   Webcast manualwebcast manual
The link to follow the event is:
(User: "Entrar como invitado" and write your name.)
Contact: Fernando Aguado Agelet
Email: faguado(at)

Germany 1
Date: September 9, 2010, 5 PM
Location: room B202 in the computer science building, Würzburg University
Contact: Marco Schmidt
Email: schmidt.marco(at)
(Another seminar is also planned in October.)

Mexico seminar in mexicoReport (400 KB)
seminar in mexico Date: September 10th, 2010, from 10:30 to 1pm.
Location: Salón de Videoconferencia del Edificio 18,
Instituto de Ingeniería, UNAM, México DF
Contacts: Esaú Vicente Vivas, evv(at)
M en I. Paloma Pedrajas, ibipinups(at)
* The seminar will be shared with Mexican Institutions all over the country through videoconference facilities. A second MIC seminar including countries in our region is being planned and will be announced soon.

Singapore seminar in mexicoReport (460 KB)seminar in singapore
Date: September 15, 2010, 4 pm
Location: Executive Seminar Room (S2.2-B2-53), School of EEE,
Nanyang Technological University
Contact: Low Kay Soon
Email: ekslow(at)

seminar in Korea Korea report of the regional seminar in Korea Report (450 KB)
Date: September 17th, 2010, 3pm
Location : Building N7 (Room 1501), Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
Contact : Hyochoong Bang
E-mail : hcbang(at)

Lithuania 1
Date: Oct 6-8, 2010
Mission Idea Contest Promotion at the 1st International Space Conference in Lithuania:
Contact: Vidmantas Tomkus
Email: vidmantas.tomkus(at)
Another seminar on Nov 10-11.

Venezuela 1 report of the regional seminar in VenezuelaReport (190 KB)
Location: Universidad Simon Bolivar, Auditorium
Date: Oct 7 (Thu), 2010
seminar in Venezuela Time: 11:30 AM
Contact: Dr. Andres Arenas
Ph: 0416.629.0126
Another seminar on Nov 18.

Date: October 18th, 2010, 2 pm - 5 pm
Location: #7 Building, Faculty of Engineering, University of Tokyo
seminar in Japan Contact: Prof. Seiko Shirasaka
E-mail: shirasaka(at)
report of the regional seminar in JapanPresentation slides (430 KB)
report of the regional seminar in JapanImplementation plan (in Japanese, 240 KB)
report of the regional seminar in JapanIdea generation (in Japanese, 210 KB)

Germany 2 report of the regional seminar in Germany 2Report (140 KB)
seminar in Germany 2 Date: October 26, 2010, 9 am and 12 pm
Location: room ÜR II in the computer science building, Würzburg University
Contact: Marco Schmidt
Email: schmidt.marco(at)

Kenya detailReport (200 KB)
Date: October 27th, 2010, 2 PM
seminar in kenya Location : Department of Geospatial studies, University of Nairobi
Contact : John Mugwe
E-mail : mugwej(at)

South AfricadetailReport (60 KB)
seminar in south africa Date: October 28, 2010
Location : The 3rd Space Industry Seminar hosted by F'SATI (French South African Institute of Technology)
Contact : Robert van Zyl

Peru report of the regional seminar in PeruReport (190 KB)
seminar in peruDate:November 4, 2010, 4 pm
Location: Centro de Tecnologías de Información y Comunicaciones de la Universidad Nacional de Ingeniería
Contact:Hector Bedon and Jose Oliden
Email: hbedonm(at) / jose.oliden(at)

Vietnam detailReport (30 KB)
Date: November 9, 2010, 9 amseminar in veitnam
Location: House B2 of Space Technology Institute (STI),
18 Hoang Quoc Viet, Hanoi, Vietnam
Contact: Dr. Pham Anh Tuan

Lithuania 2 report of the regional seminar in Lithuania 2Report (130 KB)
Date: November 10, 2010, 2 pm, Vilnius Gediminas Technical University
Date: November 11, 2010, 6 pm, Kaunas University of Technology
seminar in lithuania detailLocations and details
Contact: Vidmantas Tomkus
Email: vidmantas.tomkus(at)

Venezuela 2 seminar in egyptReport (240 KB)
seminar in Venezuela 2 Place: CELARG Casa Romulo Gallegos, Altamira, Caracas
Date: Nov. 18 (Thu), 2010, 6 pm
Contact: Dr. Andres Arenas
Email: arenas750(at)
Ph: 0416.629.0126

Turkey report of the regional seminar in TurkeyReport (340 KB)
Date: November 26 (Fri), 2010, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
seminar in turkey Location : TAV Conference Room, ITÜ Maslak Campus, Aeronautics & Astronautics Faculty, Ground Floor
Contact: Alim Rüstem Aslan
Email: aslanr(at)
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