• In 2012, Australia participated in the inaugural International Space Apps Challenge. Events were held across Australia and coordinated through a central, flagship event. Of the seven solutions developed over the 48 hour period, five were selected as finalists, to then be judged against others that were developed from across the world!

    This year, Australia's flagship event will be at the Advanced Instrumentation Technology Centre (AITC), ANU, Canberra. From here, all Australian sites will be coordinated with regular video conferencing connections and team collaboration opportunities. 

    The AITC is located at the Mt Stromlo Observatory. This national facility supports the assembly, integration and test of advanced astronomical instrumentation and spacecraft.

    We welcome participants with all types of skills, including coding, developing, designing, creating ideas and engineering to name a few. Most importantly, if you have a passion for science, technology and creating, then this is for you!

    The event will run over a 48 hour period from 20-21 April 2013. The challenges which participants will work on, are to be released quite soon, so keep an eye out on the Challenges page for more details. 

    Projects Nominated for Global Judging

    Road to the Stars



    • Space Policy Unit
    • Australian National University
    • Queensland University of Technology
    • Victorian Space Science Education Centre
    • Geoscience Australia
    • Department of Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education
    • Space Gambit
    • Australian Youth Aerospace Association
    • GitHub
    • Hackerspace Brisbane
    • Australian Research Centre for Aerospace Automation
    • Hackerspace Adelaide
    • ANZ Innovyz START
    • Engineers Australia
    • Aerion Technologies


    Australian National University Advanced Instrumentation and Technology CentreMap it
    Mt Stromlo Observatory Weston





  • The following projects were worked on at Space Apps Challenge Canberra: