For your submitted solution to the OrbitalAI Φsat-2 Challenge to be eligible, the following rules need to be adhered to:
Please read the full set of conditions in our Terms & Conditions. We have summarised the specific rules for this competition below:
The OrbitalAI Challenge will have two phases. The first phase will be managed by the AI4EO Challenges team and takes place online from 15 February 2023 to 20 September 2023. The second phase will be managed by technical teams of the space missions, respectively ESA for the Φsat-2 track and Microsoft and Thales Alenia Space for the IMAGIN-e track.
Participants from all around the world can participate in the OrbitalAI Challenge. You must be over 18, or of legal age in your jurisdiction, in order to participate.
Please notice that for the second phase "Incubation & Production Release", a minimum of 6 "tickets" (out of 10 available) will be secured for teams belonging to an ESA Member State, including Canada (as Cooperating State), Slovakia, Slovenia, Latvia, and Lithuania (as Associate Member States). Check the full list of ESA members and cooperating states here.
The teams can be comprised of a minimum of 2 people up to 5. Within your team, you need to appoint a team leader. This team leader will be the main contact point between the organisers and the team.
The milestones act as a checkpoint for your route as part of this challenge. As in the astronauts’ training, your team will have to go through certain checkpoints and showcase your progress. These three milestones are necessary to enter what we call the ‘Swag race’. This mini race is a way to keep the participants engaged, if you choose to not participate in it this will not affect in any way your chances to be one of the ten teams that will be selected for Phase II.
In order to be eligible for entering the ‘Swag race’ of winning limited-edition branded goodies, the teams have to submit the first three deliverables by the indicated date for each milestone. Below is the milestone calendar together with the associated credits.
Please be mindful that if the deliverable doesn’t meet the full requirements, the full number of credits won’t be assigned. To check the full requirements of each milestone, please download the milestones template below.
For this competition, you will use the challenge simulated dataset (see Data tab) and create a working prototype adapted to run onboard Φsat-2. Besides the working prototype, we want to understand how your solution will bring value to business, industry, or science and drive forward Earth’s sustainability. That’s why besides your working prototype, you will have to submit a pitch through which you will demonstrate the benefits of your solution.
The final submission of your solution must be made by 20 September 2023 (17:00 CEST) on the submission platform, and each valid submission must consist of:
Moreover, keep in mind the following when working on your prototype:
In case you want to compete with multiple solutions you have to simply submit different documents for each idea. In the end, the jury evaluation will be done based on your pitch and the functional prototype. The pitch can be just one video presenting all ideas (you will get 2 min for each additional idea on top of the 3 min), however, for the prototype, we expect different files distinguishing between the different solutions.
The evaluation of the solutions submitted will be performed by a team of objective judges from the organising team, as well as external parties who have no connection to the competition participants.
All submissions will be evaluated and scored by the Jury on four common criteria:
The OrbitalAI Challenge is a project that encourages the AI&EO community to come together to explore key issues, exchange ideas and collaborate to develop and share content, information, and best practices for uncovering the newest algorithms and technology solutions in AI and EO.
Everyone is welcome. We welcome all participants regardless of race, creed, colour, ethnicity, nationality, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression, age, physical appearance, body size, disability, or marital status.
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Do good. Use your time and energy to innovate for good, not to make the world a worse place. Activities promoting or related to alcohol, tobacco, religion, politics, intolerance, violence, firearms, pornography, obscenity, gambling, or illegal drugs are explicitly excluded from the competition. Sexual language and imagery are not appropriate on our platforms.
Failure to obey will result in the removal of the member’s account and/or associated content. We reserve the right to change these rules and guidelines at any time, without prior notice.