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Viasat Beyond: Space Competition - Sustainability in Space with Springpod

Job sector

Science & Research
This competition is open to anyone aged 16-18
First prize is £7,500 educational grant
Opportunity to take part in an in-person experience


When we think of sustainability, we often think of our environment, our resources, and our planet. But with the launch of satellites in space on the rise, it’s time to take sustainability further than ever before - from the space around us to the space above us.

Could you be part of the solution?

Viasat is a global satellite communications company operating in space, and, in this unique competition, they are looking for you to develop ideas to help space stay sustainable, safe, and equitable. Powered by Viasat, in partnership with Springpod, you’ll explore what it takes to address sustainability in space, and, if successful, you could even pitch your idea to the professionals themselves. 

What’s Included: 

Designed to be completed individually or in groups of up to three, the Viasat Beyond: Space competition invites you to complete a series of projects across three phases.

With a range of fantastic prizes on offer, from an invitation to the Viasat Sustainable Space Experience Week to an Education Grant, now’s the time to take your idea to new heights.

So, what do you need to do? Learn more about each competition project by clicking on Phase 1, Phase 2 and Phase 3.

You can also explore what else you’ll learn in Phase 1 by clicking on ‘Meet Viasat’, ‘Sustainability in Space’ and ‘Project Set-Up’.

Ready to get started? Apply now to enter the competition!

Phase 1

In Phase 1, you’ll learn more about Viasat before exploring the concept of sustainability in space in more detail. You’ll then access your very first project brief, complete with a Q&A from the Viasat team, giving you the chance to ask your questions to the experts themselves!

In your first project you’ll respond to two questions around the competition theme of sustainability in space.

If successful, you’ll move onto Phase 2.

Phase 2
Phase 3 - The Final
Meet Viasat
Sustainability in Space
Project Set-Up

Sorry there are no available dates for this programme. You can see available programmes here.

Hear from our student community

Aqsa Saleemi, Year 12 Student

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