May 25, 2020


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ESA – Astro Pi: Mission Space Lab


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Following a extensive course of action of testing and judging your experiments, ESA and the Raspberry Pi Basis are delighted to announce that 208 groups in 22 international locations have been granted ‘flight status’ and will development on to Phase 3 (Deploy) and Phase four (Analyse) of Mission Area Lab 2019/2020.

The teams’ experiments had been chosen primarily based on their experiment concept, the quality of their code, and the feasibility of their job – with distinctive attention compensated to feedback provided in their code. The chosen packages have each individual been analyzed on the ground for 3 hrs, in order to ensure that the experiments will run devoid of mistakes on board the ISS.
127 groups from Life on Earth and eighty one groups from Life in Area have progressed. These groups are manufactured up of 802 younger men and women, with sixty six% male individuals and 32% woman individuals, and an average age of fifteen. Spain (29) has the most groups progressing to the following spherical, closely adopted by Italy (22), the United Kingdom (19) and Canada (17).
In the coming weeks, the experiments will be deployed to the ISS and overseen by an astronaut on board. The groups will then acquire the knowledge for them to analyse and generate a short report that will be judged by ESA Education and learning and Raspberry Pi Basis Astro Pi professionals. 

Owing to Coronavirus, the sum of time offered to each individual team to generate their report has been extended. Extra details will be supplied to each individual team when they are sent their experiment knowledge. Following reviewing the entries, ESA and the Raspberry Pi Basis will select the 10 ideal studies and announce those people successful groups of the problem who will acquire a distinctive prize!

ESA and the Raspberry Pi Basis would like to thank everybody who has taken part in Mission Area Lab this yr – and distinctive congratulations to those people groups who have obtained flight status. The challenging work and dedication essential to make it this significantly in the problem is inspiring and you should all be incredibly proud of yourselves.

If your team has not obtained flight status this time, we hope you have liked discovering from this practical experience and come back again with a revised experiment concept following yr for the Mission Area Lab Challenge 2020-2021. We know you can do it and we’d really like to welcome you back again!

Now the most interesting phase of Mission Area Lab starts – deployment!
If you have any questions concerning the European Astro Pi Challenge, deliver them to [email protected]