2014-15 Competition


The 2015 final asked students to present detailed designs for a mobile space settlement housing 10,000 people, designed to travel powered by solar sails in a cycler orbit between the Earth and Mars in the year 2060.

The winning design, called Balaluceras was proposed by ‘Vulture Aviation’, and was comprised of a multi-torus design which was praised by the judges for its detailed radiation shielding and cargo handling systems. The team included students from Quintin Kynaston Academy, Capital City Academy, Westminster School, Nonsuch High School for Girls, Bishop Stortford’s College, and Riddlesdown Collegiate School.

Regional Competition Winners

Nonsuch High School for Girls Central England Regional Winners
Capital City Academy West London Regional Winners
Cardiff Sixth Form College Team A Wales Regional Winners
Trinity School, Sutton Grammar School, and an independent student Central London Regional Winners
Cardiff Sixth Form College Team B Northern England Regional Winners

Video Competition Winners

St Mary Redcliffe Sixth Form Team Harmonics
Bishop’s Stortford College Altus Space Innovation
Wallington County Grammar Marianites
Pate’s Grammar School Pate’s Science Committee
Bede’s Senior School Infinity Ecosystems Solutions
City of London Academy (Southwark) Quantum – COLA
Henrietta Barnett School Out of This World
Westminster School Westminster Space Agency
High School of Glasgow Team Cooper
Haberdashers’ Aske’s Boys’ School APEX
Space Team Club Omega Interstellar Corp.
Derby Grammar School DGS (Developing Growth in Space)
Dartford Grammar School Cassini
Heston Community School Polaris

Additional Teams Invited to the Final

Space Team Club/APSIS
Heathrow Aviation UTC
Dartford Grammar School
Derby Grammar School
Heston Community School
Quintin Kynaston Academy
Riddlesdown Collegiate School


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