Leanspace, in partnership with ClearSpace, the ISU, the IAF and Spacewatch, is proud to challenge you to the first

Space Hackathon

Build a Satellite Control Center in 2 Days

November 15th -17th

Bremen - Space Tech Expo

€500 travel subsidy for every team

Winning Prizes

Exclusive trip to see ClearSpace-1

Win a trip to get up close and personal with the ClearSpace-1 satellite at the ClearSpace integration facilities. 

This is an exclusive opportunity to see a flagship ESA mission – and a truly unique satellite – during a key stage of the assembly, integration and testing!

VIP tickets to the IAC 2022 in Paris!

Win an invitation to the most important event in the space industry: the International Astronautical Congres (IAC) in Paris.

In addition to free tickets to attend the IAC there will also be a VIP networking event,  just for you. 

International Space University Scholarships!

Win up to  64,000 of scholarships to attend one of the programs of the most renowned space university in the world: the International Space University (ISU). Fast-track your career and become the future leaders of the world space community. 

Prizes For All Participants

Internship at a NewSpace leading company!

Win the opportunity to intern at two of the most fascinating space startups in Europe. 

Start your career in space and shape sustainability beyond Earth together with Leanspace and ClearSpace!

€500 travel subsidy to join us in Germany

So that you can join us at the Space Tech Expo in Bremen, Germany, we are offering up to €500 towards travel and accommodation for each participating team.

Meet-up with your fellow hackathon teams, network at the Expo and party with the Leanspace and ClearSpace teams after the prize giving!


The Challenge

You will compete against 10 other teams to develop a ground control application of managing one of the most ambitious missions of the decade. 

From testing and monitoring to procedure automation and debris capture, you will use the Leanspace cloud platform to solve real-world issues facing ClearSpace-1, the world’s first orbital debris removal satellite.

Harnessing Leanspace’s cutting-edge technology, develop and deliver space applications like never before.


Who can participate?

Do you like space? Can you write in any computer language? Are you free between the 15th and 17th of November? 

If the answer to these three questions is YES, YOU can participate!

This hackathon has no age restrictions and even though we encourage participants with a background in space engineering this is not required.

That said, to maintain a highly competitive event, we have limited the number of teams to 10. With 3 to 4 participants per team, places are limited and in high demand. Therefore, we will give preference to applicants that fulfill the following criteria:

  • You can travel to Bremen for those three days (BIG advantage)
  • Your team is proficient at one or more of the languages listed in the google form (e.g. Java, JavaScript, Python…)
  • You upload your CVs in the application.
  • You have knowledge on how space mission operations work – or ideas on how it should work 😉

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Digital image created by Jamani Caillet. ©ClearSpace SA