Università degli Studi di Napoli 'Federico II'
  • Welcome to the International Space Apps Challenge 2015 in Napoli!

    This is an exciting two-day global event helping some of the most pressing challenges on Earth and space using publicly available NASA data. If you are a coder or a designer or have passion to know about space or have any interesting ideas to work with team of an interdisciplinary group on the most thrilling challenges that world is facing today, come and join us during the weekend on 11th and 12th of April 2015.

    Local organizer: IREA-CNR and Department of Industrial Engineering, University of Napoli 'Federico II' in collaboration with U.S. Consulate Southern Italy.

    Registration: It is absolutely FREE and OPEN to all groups who can contribute to solve the challenges i.e. from students, engineers, entrepreneurs, developers, designers to individuals who interested in science and technology.

    Click on the link to access the location page and register for the Napoli event or if you will participate from a remote location then register on 'Virtual Participation'.

    Program: A press conference will be held on 10th of April (Friday afternoon) at the University premises. The event will start on Saturday morning and close on Sunday evening.

    Challenge Selection
    East participant must select a challenge from the offered contests in the following link: The participants, who choose the same project, will either form a team and can start work early on their project before the event or they can form a group on the day of event.


    Local judging: Two teams will be awarded as local winners, based on the presentation of their activities on Sunday afternoon.  The selected teams will be nominated for the global judging.

    Global judging: NASA will select winners in each of the five finalist categories: Best Mission Concept, Best Use of Hardware, Best Use of Data, Most Inspiring, and Galactic Impact. In addition, one People's Choice will be announced on the Space Apps Event.


    1. - Bring your laptop for the event. Other equipment will be provided by the organizers.
    2. - Lunch will be provided on Saturday and Sunday.
    3. - Participants will have to arrange their own accommodation.

    Check in the following link for all your Space Apps questions:

    "Challenges are what make life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful"  -Joshua J. Marine

    Projects Nominated for Global Judging

    Global Nominee #1

    Space Split Food (SSF)

    Global Nominee #2


    People's choice

    NASA Express Drone

    Projects Receiving Local Awards

    1st Place - Space Split Food (SSF)
    2nd Place - SelfieSat
    People's choice - NASA Express Drone
    IBM Bluemix Award - Hoe Help



    Università degli Studi di Napoli 'Federico II'Map it
    Scuola Politecnica e delle Scienze di Base
    Via Nuova Agnano, 11

    Chandrakanta Ojha
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    Stefano Elefante
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  • The following projects were worked on at Napoli:

    • NASA Express Drone

      Project Members from this location
      • Antonio  Todisco
      • Sandro Sabatino
      • Angela Iannuzzo
      • Angelo Esposito
      • Fabio Limatola
      • Fabrizio Gambardella

      The project is about a New Drone working in microgravity condition,0 g, which has a support function for the ISS equipment.

      The Problem

      Starting from the already existing project VERTIGO SPHERE, read on Nasa... Visit Project

    • ASOC-0g ( Automatic Satellite for Object Carring in 0 g )

      Project Members from this location
      • Alessandro Pianese

      Our project aims to design an automatic drone for the delivery of items or equipment up to a weight of 2,0 Kg. We think this drone could help the crew by fullfilling the task of carrying object in the ISS, so the crew's members could focus on more relevant activities.

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    • SMIXY

      Project Members from this location
      • Michele Longobardo
      • Alessio Ferrara
      • Umberto Cerrato

      A glove that helps astronauts to quickly analyze planets surface

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    • Hoe Help

      Project Members from this location
      • Florinda Di Pierno
      • Marco Garofalo
      • Valerio Tramontano
      • Gennaro Tizzano
      • Sabrina Silvestri

      Our idea is developing an application that can help farmers to send and receive real-time data about:

      1) Harvest

      2) Plant's diseases

      3) Crop Market

      We want to use Bluemix services offered by IBM.

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    • Space Split Food (SSF)

      Project Members from this location
      • Pasquale Antonio Pirozzi
      • Antonio Candela
      • Judith Ramitha Gunaratne
      • Alessandra Schiavone

      Space Split Food (SSF) is an innovative way to solve the problem of management and supply of food on ISS . With Space Split Food we accepted NASA's challenge to reinvent the way of producing and distributing food.

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    • Space Training

      Project Members from this location
      • Luigi De Filippis
      • Emanuele De Bono

      To develop an additional training system based on new tools and a new software, which allow to get prediction and monitoring of astronauts' physical condition.

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    • SelfieSat

      Project Members from this location
      • Davide Candela
      • Salvatore Sarno
      • Giovanni Nardone

      SelfieSat Logo

      Belonging to the category of the nanosatellites, SelfieSat has been conceived as a cubic satellite whose dimensions are 250x250x250 mm. However this has been thought about only as a first design, since... Visit Project