Are you a high school or university student interested in space? Here’s a great opportunity for you to participate in our latest initiative. Read on below!

The National Space Science Agency, in collaboration with Orbital Space is excited to announce the “Code in Space” initiative for the first time in Bahrain.

For the first time, students from around the world can send and execute their own code in space (Low Earth Orbit).

Students may submit proposals, and the selected submissions will be uploaded to a nanosatellite orbiting the Earth. The code will be executed by the satellite’s onboard computer and will be tested under real space environment conditions. The code executions test results will be transmitted back to Earth via a satellite ground station.

1 February 2021

Participants Online Registration

11 February 2021

Introductory Workshop

18 March 2021

Submit your Work
  • Objectives of the competition are:
    • Increase awareness about current opportunities and challenges in the satellite industry
    • Encourage solutions to current challenges faced by the satellite industry
    • Encourage and empower students to design and develop new concepts that could contribute to the advancement of satellite technology
    • Increase awareness about new space (space 2.0) revolution and its potential impact on humanity
  1. Participation can be individual, or team based and should include a mentor (teacher/ university faculty member or scientist affiliated with a school or academic/ research institution)
  2. Enroll in the Spaceport Platform. For team based participation, each member of the team should create his/her own profile.
  3. Join “Space Challenge: Orbital Space Edition” by using the code: 7c17a2c4
  4. Complete educational units to earn a minimum of 20 points
  5. Come up with a solution for current challenge or limitation in the satellite industry or new concept that could be of value to satellite technology or a smartphone app or even an exciting game.
  6. Submit your proposal electronically by March 18th, 2021.
  1. NSSA announces the launching of the competition: BNA