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17 Teams from Romania selected for for Phase 2 of Astro Pi competition

on 21 November 2019

The Romanian Space Agency (ROSA) congratulates the 17 teams from Romania that were selected for the Phase 2 of Astro Pi Mission Space Lab 2019/2020, organised by the European Space Agency (ESA) and Raspberry Pi Foundation.

Phase 1 of the competition received a grand total of 545 entries from 23 countries. The selected teams will now have a chance to write computer code for the scientific experiments they want to send to run aboard the International Space Station.





The teams from Romania that were selected are, in alphabetical order:

  • Astro3
  • AstroLTN
  • Bendis
  • BPC_Pi
  • Cloud Nine
  • cnglgucci
  • CoderDojo Oradea Space Robotics
  • DualCore
  • OrbitalCoders
  • PiThon
  • QueenS
  • Spaced Out
  • TerraPi
  • UrbanTravellers
  • VianuCoders

The complete list of the 423 teams selected for Phase 2 can be seen here.

The selected teams will soon receive an Astro Pi kit. The teams will then have the opportunity to familiarise themselves with the Astro Pi sensors and cameras, and even be able to test their code on it.

In Phase 2, teams should code the experiment they proposed to be run on the International Space Station. The teams should pay particular attention to the Phase 2 guide, in which they will find essential information about writing their program and what is and isn’t possible with the Astro Pi hardware and software. For a team to have a chance of moving on to Phase 3, the program must comply with the requirements stated in the Phase 2 guide.

The European Astro Pi Challenge is an ESA Education project run in collaboration with the Raspberry Pi Foundation. It offers students and young people the amazing opportunity to conduct scientific investigations in space by writing computer programs that run on Raspberry Pi computers on board the International Space Station (ISS). The Astro Pi Challenge is divided into two separate missions with different levels of complexity: Mission Zero (the basic mission, open to teams of students and young people who are aged 14 years or younger), and Mission Space Lab (one step further).

Image credit: European Space Agency