In 2018, HISPASAT sponsored a new edition of the Apollo Space Competition, aimed at 14 to 16 year old students from Spain and Latin America.
The purpose of this competition, which is about space research and exploration, is to break down the existing barriers between science and humanities, to promote communication between the two fields, and to encourage students to have a collaborative attitude and work in teams. One prize is granted in each of the following six categories: research, fiction/comic, robotics, multimedia, artistic and experimental. Teams from any secondary education centre in Spain or Latin America can take part, or those from any other country, as long as their entry is presented in Spanish or Portuguese.
HISPASAT will sponsor the prize in the research category, which this time has as its theme “Usefulness and benefits of satellites”. Participants’ projects should explain how satellites, be they for scientific, communications, meteorological or Earth observation purposes, help to develop science, society and different aspects of people’s daily life and well-being. The winner will be announced in 2019.