Space Apps London comes to Inmarsat

27 March 2015: The International Space Apps Challenge is coming to Inmarsat HQ on City Road, 11-12 April, for a two-day hackathon.


Teams of technologists, scientists, designers, entrepreneurs, developers and students in 138 locations around the world will collaborate and innovate to come up with original and ground-breaking ideas, which use space-enabled communications.

Organised by NASA, and other governments and space partners, the 48-hour event aims to encourage problem -solving, using publicly available data to design open-source solutions to global needs for life on Earth and in space.

Space exploration

By hosting Space Apps London Inmarsat is supporting and inspiring the global developer community, providing a platform for collaboration and innovation.

“Engineering is at the heart of Inmarsat so it’s really exciting to bring this unique community event to our offices. I’m looking forward to seeing what the teams are able to achieve in such a short amount of time”, said Rod Burns, Inmarsat Developer Program Community Manager, who will be part of the judging panel reviewing the hackathon projects at the event.

Inmarsat has entered its own team to take part in this year’s London challenge. They will be able to choose from over 25 Space App challenges in four categories:

  • Outer Space: challenges include Create Your Own Asteroid Mission, Happy Moments From Space and 3-2-1 Liftoff: Launch That Rocket!
  • Earth: challenges include Clean Water Mapping and Open-Source Air Traffic Tracking
  • Humans: challenges include Print Your Own Space Food, Space Wearables and Can You Hear Me Now? Space-y Sounds
  • Robotics: challenges include Zero Gee Bee – Your Friendly Neighbourhood Drone and Robots, Robots, Robots.