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Space gives us unlimited possibilities, but also poses many challenges. We decided to take them and as you can see from the effects – rightly so! Check what we do:

ESA Grand Prix

Grand prize in the 13th Student Aerospace Challenge for the suborbital aircraft flight deck design

Finalist (5th place)

Finalist in the Mars Colony Prize with a project for a self-sustaining Martian colony for 1,000 people


Dome Mars base on 'short list' of best projects in First Colony on Mars competition

Our projects

To fulfill a dream and fly into space, do we have to immediately consider Mars? No! There is a cheaper and simpler alternative – suborbital flights. What is it? 

Suborbital flights are flights during which we cross the conventional boundary of space, the Kalman line, located at an altitude of about 90 km. A characteristic feature of such flights is the ability to experience a state of microgravity for a few minutes. 

In the project implemented for the competition Student Areospace Challengewe took up the subject of aircraft equipment, and more specifically, the crew capsule. Our goal was to ensure the safety and comfort of the passengers, while allowing them to fully experience the possibilities offered by suborbital flight. 

The project won the grand prize, the ESA Grand Prix, at the competition finals held in Paris in June 2019.

More about the project at this link (click).

Can we create a perfect world on Mars? We worked on the project of a self-sufficient Martian colony for 1000 people for the Mars Colony Prize competition for several months. The result is a colony based on the idea of an ideal city. The city plan, infrastructure, industry, design and functioning of the society are just a few aspects taken into account. 

From 100 submissions, 25 finalists were selected, whose ideas will be published in the book “Mars Colonies: Plans for Settling The Red Planet”. From these, the jury selected the best ten projects that will compete in the finals. Our project took 5th place! Thank you for your support of Soroptimist International First Club of Wrocław!

More about the project at this link (click).

It will still be some time before there are 1,000 people living on Mars. Hence, most competitions involve building smaller habitats. 

For the international First Colony on Mars competition, held as part of the Kuala Lumpur Architectural Festival 2019, we tackled the design of a Martian base for 50 people. 

Dome is a Martian base using shape memory materials. The concept takes advantage of the significant daily temperature amplitude on Mars, which reaches tens of degrees. 

One building can accommodate 50 people. There is a living area and a research area. The dome formed by the petals protects the geological research zone from external conditions, especially radiation.

More about the project at this link (click).

What if we went even further? Our next project was a Martian colony for 1,000,000 people for the Mars City State Contest. We proposed to expand on the previous idea and create several smaller cities on Mars with one dominant one. We want to use the natural post-mining infrastructure and build cities next to deposits of essential metals. 

Putting 1 million inhabitants on Mars is also a bigger social challenge. We focused on law, economics, and organizational and social issues.

This time we also put on an unusual form. We are waiting for the results of the qualifications for the semi-finals!

More about the project at this link (click).

For the Student Aerospace Challenge 2020, we looked at the suborbital flight market. For the project we analyzed all aspects related to manned suborbital flights and conducted our own research on a group of almost 300 people from several countries. We have also proposed our own solutions in terms of an optimal business model or marketing strategy.

The project has received honorary patronage of the Polish Space Agency. The final of the competition will be held in Paris in autumn.