NASA Space Apps Challenge
From -, participants in three Canadian cities are joining developers, designers, students, engineers and entrepreneurs from around the world to create original applications during NASA's annual Space Apps Challenge.
Space Apps is an international hackathon that occurs over 48 hours in cities around the world. Participants work alone or with a team to share ideas and engage with open data to address real-world problems, on Earth and in space.
Canadian Space Agency (CSA) Astronaut Jeremy Hansen will connect with participants at local events in Toronto ( evening) and Waterloo ( morning).
This year, as part of Canada's open government commitments, the CSA is making some datasets available, just in time for Space Apps! We are also presenting challenges to Canadian locations.
Have you been dreaming about time travel? CSA's challenges invite you to travel back in time or peer into the future to create solutions for real-world problems here on Earth!
CSA awards! The best solution or tool developed in response to each of the CSA challenges will be selected from the finalists nominated in each Canadian location (Ottawa, Toronto and Waterloo). These creations will be featured on the CSA website and winning team members will receive the following prize: CSA swag and a VIP invitation to visit the John H. Chapman Space Centre, CSA headquarters.
- Advanced MOST Science Archive (Open Government)
- Alouette-I data (Open Government)
- Balloon-borne Large Aperture Submillimeter Telescope (BLAST) Data (Open Government)
- CARISMA Magnetometer Network data (Open Government)
- Far Ultraviolet Spectroscopic Explorer telescope (FUSE) satellite Data (Open Government)
- Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS) dataset for materials for planetary exploration (Open Government)
- Measurements of pollution in the troposphere (MOPITT) data
- Optical Spectrograph and InfraRed Imaging System (OSIRIS) data
- RADARSAT-1 data over Vancouver (CSA FTP site)
- RADARSAT-2 data – Mosaic of Canada (Open Government)
- RADARSAT-2 data over Vancouver (CSA FTP site)
- Riometer historic datasets (Open Government)
- SCISAT data
- Simulated RCM data over Vancouver (CSA FTP site)
Explore how the Government of Canada is working with the national and international open government community to create greater transparency and accountability, increase citizen engagement, and drive innovation and economic opportunities through open data, open information, and open dialogue.
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