Final Pitching Event
Team “Ad Astra” will deploy their AI/ML on the International Space Station
“Ad Astra” from Nanyang Technological University has won the grand prize and will deploy their followed development version of their AI/ML algorithm on the Ice Cubes AI Box platform aboard the International Space Station.
Workshop + Launch Party
On the occasion of the SpaceX CRS-24 launch on December 21, 2020, in which ICE Cube’s AI Box was being sent to ISS. Thailand’s organizer team organized a workshop and launch party in Bangkok on the same date.
Meet ICE Cubes
AI Box in Space
AI Space Challenge is the initial round of a competition focused on the topic of utilization of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in outer space. Undergraduate students at accredited universities, polytechnics and technical institutes from all ASEAN countries and Taiwan will be given the opportunity to utilize ICE Cubes’ “AI Box”, located on board the International Space Station, and take advantage of the world smallest AI Supercomputer for Embedded and Edge Systems and various sensors in order to collect, analyze and process data from the ISS environment using self-created algorithms.
Examples of Sensors onboard
Acceleration along 3 axes
Tri-axial magnetic field
Angular velocity about 3 axes
Concentration of CO2*
Particulate matter concentration
* in parts per million (ppm)
Age of Space AI
The purpose of the Challenge is to engender new, meaningful and credible student research projects in the emerging field of AI in space, and to support the presentation of the most promising projects in an international forum including explicit recognition of the best two projects with a formal prize.
The winners will get the opportunity to execute their project on the International Space Station and utilize the AI Box for their project for the duration of three months. They will also be awarded with technical support, consultations and mentoring provided by the Sponsors.
Runner-up team will be awarded with consultations and a mentoring package provided by the Sponsors, aimed at supporting further development of the idea.
Special Prize: Best Technical Award
Will be awarded to the team which demonstrates the highly technical feasibility of a proposed innovative solution to advance space exploration. The winning team of Best Technical Award will be received the trophy.
Sponsored by: ST Engineering Geo-Insights Pte. Ltd.
1 October 2021
15 October 2021
Team registration opens
November – December
Series of workshops
18 April 2022
11 May 2022
8 June 2022
Final pitching event
8 June 2022