Valispace sponsors over 1000 students building satellites, rockets & hyperloops.
Empowering engineers of tomorrow We partner with student teams developing innovative engineering technologies. From hyperloop pods, drones, spacecraft, student formula and more, we are committed to enabling students to work with tools that match the innovativeness of their project whether this is destined to stay firmly on earth or travel beyond. We have helped teams participate in university competitions and developed a taskforce during the COVID epidemic to foster groundbreaking solutions. If you want to join the ranks and participate in the hardware engineering transformation at grassroots level then get in touch!
“My preliminary thought is that the tool can help speeding up our concurrent design iterations together with a very useful capability of managing all different aspects of the system design from a centralized hub. To me, this is a great advantage that helps to keep track of design evolution, together with the automatic propagation of the influence of specific changes to the whole system.”
DRAFT PoliTo is a student team at Politecnico di Torino that researches and develops innovative solutions infused with Artificial Intelligence with the goal to increase the autonomy of drone technology. The Team promotes the technical and social growth of students by engaging in challenging projects and competitions. The Team is a wide multicultural and multidisciplinary community whose 50+ members come from several education levels and fields of study. The Team addresses the following high-level topics: Robotic Systems Engineering, Deep Learning and Computer Vision, Obstacle Avoidance and Motion Planning, Simultaneous Localization and Mapping. The Team is currently preparing to participate in the Leonardo Drone Contest.Read more
“Using Valispace allows efficient design iterations through integrations with other engineering tools to produce mass optimised designs”
ICL Rocketry is a team made of 80+ aeronautical engineering students from Imperial College London. The team’s main focus is the design and manufacturing of a 4-meter tall sounding rocket and its subsystems, including a self-made hybrid engine, CubeSat payload, avionics, airframe, recovery systems and ground support equipment, to ultimately compete at the Spaceport America Cup. Other goals include beating the UK amateur altitude record and attempting a mid-air recovery of a rocket by drone capture.Read more
“The task of organizing the teams was rendered substantially simpler. Due to its automatic calculation features, the group was able to introduce all the dependencies of all the components directly into Valispace. This allowed the entire team to access the latest parameters of every component at all times without having to contact any members of other teams or shifting through countless excel spreadsheets. This tool was especially useful when, on the later stages of the development process, the motor design was changed considerably due to a problem detected in one of its final tests. By using Valispace, the teams were able to quickly adapt the rocket in order to incorporate the changes and a successful flight was achieved.”
RED’s goal is to design, build, and launch an operational sounding rocket which aims to reach 3 km height and meet the required specifications to participate in university rocket competitions.
With the data gathered from the previous mission, Aurora, which included the launch of 2 rockets, one in the summer of 2019, and another at the beginning of 2020, four teams responsible for Propulsion, Structure & materials, Active Control, and Electronics are designing a new rocket.
The main goal is to reach the 3 km mark, while also focusing on real-time telemetry and the integral recovery of the projectile.Read more
“Space exploration gives a purpose to robotics. As a team our ultimate aim is to carry out extensive research in the field of Robotics and Astrobiology, with the knowledge gained we are in a pursuit of learning and educating the community. We want to make the most innovative mars rover that is ever made and thereby contribute to the scientific community.”
RUDRA is the official team of SRM IST taking part in University Rover Challenge (URC) organized by Mars Society since 2013. The annual competition is held at the Mars Desert Research Station (MDRS), Martian Analog Site, near Hanksville, Utah, USA. We have also taken part in the Indian Rover Challenge (IRC) 2020, in which RUDRA has stood 3rd globally. The team has been successfully operational for the last 7 years and has maintained its consistency in the competition. Our Team consists of 25-30 undergraduate students of every year from various engineering streams, working in different domains. We strive to build a world-class mars rover. The fun part – R&D, is the soul and essence of Team Rudra. Brainstorming discussions are always welcome for giving birth to new ideas.Read more
“Valispace came at a critical time for this year’s project. We had half a rocket design, and a task of keeping 30 engineers in the loop of all the constant modifications that were made for each little part. The ability to organize each subsystem and its corresponding parts in such a simple way, streamlined the communication between the different groups within STAR. This increase in organization, coupled with the ease to add specifications, measurements, technical drawings and even pictures, has changed the way we communicate and share information within our team. Having a tool like Valispace that adapts your project to any change is a great asset that all engineering teams should have.”
Description: STAR (Student Team for Aerospace and Rocketry) is an undergraduate, rocket technologies group formed by nearly 40 students of the University of Carlos III in Madrid. At STAR, our main goal is to apply the knowledge we acquired through our degrees to complex engineering challenges. More specifically, we focus on developing reusable rockets in order to promote space and aeronautical sciences at an undergraduate level, and participate in internal and external competitions. Our current project involves the design, construction and launch of a rocket that will beat the Spanish altitude record.Read more
Project SunbYte (Sheffield University Nova Balloon-Lifted Telescope) is a University of Sheffield student-led project which aims to develop a low-cost, advanced pointing instrument for high-quality solar observations from the upper atmosphere. The first prototype of the experiment was initially launched on REXUS/BEXUS programme from ESRANGE in Oct 2017. Subsequent re-flights were made with the US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) as part of the High Altitude Student Platform (HASP)Read more
A hands-on concurrent engineering course (called Mechatronics in space applications) is delivered to students of Space and Satellite Technologies at Gdańsk University of Technology. Each semester around 30 students of varied backgrounds join forces in creating a satellite mission up to the design phase fostering communication, exchange of knowledge and data. This responds to a demand for engineers of Poland’s growing space sector.Read more