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Welcome! to the Eighteenth Asian semifinal & the fifth Indian National (2021-22)

Year 2087

The Foundation Society requests that contractors propose design, development, and operations planning of the first space settlement to orbit around the planet Venus. Foundation society plans to send vehicles and drones to probe for business opportunities in
the Venusian atmosphere and on the planet’s surface from this settlement.

This contest puts high school students in the shoes of aerospace industry engineers designing a city in space that will be a home for over 10,000 people.

Each year the Competition organizers develop a new design concept with its own special requirements. Contest teams work together to create a 40-page report (see samples from index) that addresses the issues and communicates their ideas and designs.

ATTENTION: Given the situation due to COVID-19 pandemic the live competitions will most likely be hosted virtually. As we get closer to the event, more details will be made available to the qualified teams.

The prize: Sixteen finalist teams from around the world are selected to compete with a new scenario in a live Competition at NASA Kennedy Space Center in Florida, with real engineers sharing their knowledge and experience in both engineering and management.

Results for INSSDC 2021-22

Winning Company was ROCKDONNELL represented by –

  • Lakshmipat Singhania Academy, Kolkata
  • Amity International School, Gurugram
  • Team Borealis, Delhi Public School, RK Puram, New Delhi
  • Team Ignite, Mumbai
  • Shiv Nadar School, Gurgaon

Chinese National Competition

Due to contract violations, and lack of transparency and honesty on part of ITCCC, and despite several warnings and opportunities to correct their action, it has been decided that ITCCC will no longer be a part of the ISSDC family.


Guangzhou PeiSheng Education Media Co.Ltd. (PAISON), is the new organisation authorized to offer the Chinese National Space Settlement Design Competition, and to bring students to the Asian Semifinals, and eventually to the International Finals.

Iran National Competition

Teams from Iran are now invited to participate in the IRNSSDC (Iran National Space Settlement Design Competition).


Teams of up to 12 school students can register for the qualifying round, and successful teams will be invited to the Asian semifinals in January 2021. To register your team or for more information, visit Aerospace Explorers.

Teams from Pakistan

To enable teams from Pakistan to participate in the Space Settlement Design Competitions, this year, school teams from Pakistan can qualify to the Chinese Competition through the Asian qualifying round.


Teams from Pakistan should register for the qualifying round. More information will be shared with registered teams. Interested teams should contact Mr. Khalil Akhtar at for registration guidelines and support.

This competition focuses on taking you through 36 years of legacy and an educational product that is developed entirely by engineers. Unlike most educators, we believe that young high school students can learn almost anything given the right tools.

And this tool by far is the best for teaching you Management skills and real-time industry skills that most people spend decades to learn in the industry while on the job.

You need not be a whiz-kid, academically very successful or brilliant in physics and mathematics to do well in this competition. The focus of the competition is to discover the hunger in you to learn
and excel.This is a real team building exercise and according to most participants it is the most rewarding experience

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ARSSDC Timeline

  • March 21, 2021

    All Asian Teams can register for the Qualifying Round.

    ** Chinese Teams should register with the Chinese National Qualifying Round at

  • March 22, 2021

    Request for Proposal (RFP) is released to registered teams!

  • September 15, 2021

    Registration deadline for Qualifying Round for Indian teams

  • October 7, 2021

    Qualifying Round Submission Deadline for Indian Teams

  • October 15, 2021

    Results for Indian Nationals Qualifying Round

  • November 11 - 15, 2021

    Indian National Space Settlement Design Competition

  • November 15, 2021 (11:59pm Indian Standard Time)

    Registration deadline for Qualifying Round for Non-Indian Teams

  • November 25, 2021

    Submission Deadline for Asian Qualifying Round Proposals

  • December 7, 2021

    Asian Qualifying Round Results

  • January 20 - 24, 2022

    Asian Semifinals