SSERD World Space Week Celebration

SSERD World Space Week Program from 04th October to 10th October 2020 aims to reach out to 1 Million students through our 7 days Online Event. 

A Few Words

About The Event

SSERD World Space Week Program from 04th October to 10th October 2020 aims to reach out to 1 Million students through our 7 days Online Event. This program will give students a strong base on satellite technology, its applications, space economy, career opportunities, etc. This initiative is robust approach made by the SSERD Team to reach out too many students

Fee: Absolutely free and winners of competitions will get amazing prizes.




04-10 October, 2020. Sunday to Saturday

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SSERD is an NGO that completely focuses on Space Education and Outreach, it has reached beyond 50,000 students in India and abroad through space talks, space treks, Astro Space Camps, Stargazing, Student guidance in internships, projects, World Space Week, National Science Day activities and many more. At SSERD, our core priority is middle school students, as these children tend to dream big and begin identifying their future careers. Our model of teaching is STEM-based and practical. With our practical and hands-on activities, we seek to induce both soft and specialized skills of engineering, mathematical thinking, coding, critical and analytical thinking, team building, etc.

We have been able to connect with students ONLINE during this pandemic and brought us an opportunity to reach out to 20,000+ students around the world. Our online courses are more interactive and online simulations base 


Satellite - X

Idea Presentation on Satellite Design

Gordian Knot

Online Treasure Hunt

Celestial Quills

Blog Writing Contest


Online Quiz

Estrella Palette

Hand Poster Designing

Star Wars

Online Debate


Paper presentation on Satellite Design Ideas

To all the amateur engineers out there!

We bring to you a satellite design challenge to explore the intricacies involved and precision planning required to design and launch a satellite successfully. The objective of this challenge is to propose a concept CubeSat, equipped with maximum possible science experiments inside it. This event is targeted to develop a interest amongst Junior College Students and Undergraduate Students on the CubeSat Technology.

  • The problem statement with detailed explanation on the CubeSat Mission requirements will be shared here on 4th of October. The Problem Statements will also be shared through the registered emails of the participants.
  • Participants are to come up with detailed mission plan describing the various components housed for experiments, powering systems, satellite control and commanding systems, operation life-time with relevant supporting references, calculations and simulations.
  • The report should not exceed a page limit of 10 pages (excluding references and cover-page). The font size should be set to 11 and the font style as Calibri.
  • The report is to be submitted in a PDF format in the submission link that will open here on October 5th
  • The report has to be submitted before 7:59 PM IST on 8th of October
  • The reports with plagiarised content will be disqualified. Hence it is recommended to perform a plagiarism check before uploading and ensure that the plagiarism percentage is well below 10%
  • The top three design reports will be selected for final presentation on 10th of October

October 4th – 7th


October 5th – 9th

Gordian Knot

Online Treasure Hunt

The legend has it that the knot of Gordius’ wagon was so complicated that many men deemed it impossible to untie. However, it just took a pinch of wit for Alexander to conquer the same! You need not travel all the way across the seven seas to track the treasure. The satellites will do it for you only if you know how to read them!

Knot 1 :

Key to Knot 1 ..... .---- .-.-.- ..... ----- --... ....- -. --..-- / ----- .-.-.- .---- ..--- --... ---.. .--
  • This is an online treasure hunt event, suitable for individuals above 16 years of age
  • The event requires the participants to know how to use online satellite position tracking websites
  • The rules and workings of the treasure hunt will be briefed on October 5th at 7:00 PM IST
  • The event will run for a span of four whole days starting on 5th of October up to 9th of October

Celestial Quills

Blog Writing Contest

No matter how beautiful the quill is, all it matters in the end are the words it is used to scribe! As we celebrate the World Space Week 2020, this is an opportunity for the word warrior in you to prove that pen is mightier than sword. To all the science writers out there, we bring you this platform to tell the world about the story of satellites.

  • This is a blog writing contest, suitable for individuals above 14 years of age
  • The topics for blog writing will be unveiled here at 8.00 AM IST on 6th of October
  • Participants are to choose on of the topics and proceed with their writing with appropriate titles
  • The final content has to be submitted in the form of a PDF with word count not exceeding 1000 words (excluding references)
  • All the images and content, if any, taken from external resource has to be sited properly at the end of the document
  • The writings with plagiarised content or published elsewhere will be disqualified.
  • The PDF has to be submitted in the submission link that will open here on October 6th
  • The PDF has to be submitted before 7:59 PM IST on 7th of October


1. Role of Artificial Satellites in Navigation System
2. Impact of satellite technology on space dominance
3. Applications of Satellite Imagery and Remote Sensing Data
4. Future designs and upcoming technologies in the artificial satellite industry
5. Management of non-operational artificial satellites and mitigation of space debris


October 4th – 7th


October 5th – 9th


Online Quiz

It took Oedipus all his wisdom to defeat the Sphinx. But little did he know that it was not the only Sphinx! Fortunately we have captured one of those many Sphinxes and it has many questions. Test your knowledge about satellites and space technology by answering the questions our Sphinxstellite has to ask!

  • This is an online quiz event, open for students from Grade 8 to Grade 12
  • The details about the platform for prelims and the instructions for the event will be shared through emails on your registered email id, on October 6th
  • The prelims shall commence sharp at 5:00 PM IST and end at 5:30 PM IST on 7th of October
  • Top 10 participants from the prelims will be invited for the final round scheduled on the same day at 7:00 PM IST

Estrella Palette

Hand Poster Designing

An important key to Science is imagination. Our eyes are limited by what we see but our mind is limited by the extent to which it can imagine. Here we bring you the opportunity to spill your imagination on a white parchment. The palette of stars is at your disposal to color the unreal. Let your skilled fine color strokes bring your thoughts to life as we set to explore the impacts of satellites on our modern world.


1. Evolution of Artificial Satellites

2. Uses of Artificial Satellites in the modern world

3. International Space Station

  • This is an individual event that is organised in two categories

Junior Category – below the age of 16 years

Senior Category – 16 years and older

  • The participants are expected to design a hand made posters using water colors, acrylic pains or any other colouring material of their choice on a A3/A4 sized white sheet
  • The themes for painting will be unveiled here at 8.00 AM IST on 8th of October
  • A clear scanned copy/photograph of the poster must be uploaded in the submission link that will be put up on the same day
  • The deadline for the submission is 9:00 PM IST of October 9th
  • Participants are allowed to make only one submission and are expected to fill proper details during submission
  • The results will be disclosed on 10th of October during the Valedictory Ceremony

October 4th – 7th


October 5th – 9th

Star Wars

Online Debate

Ever had a heated argument over how satellites are an eye sore during late night star gazing? Do you think that the use of satellites in the modern world is completely driven by the race for space dominance or is it just a hatch from the past? Do you think you have what it takes to slay the opponent’s view with your sharp razor words? Are you tired of being a satellite individual to other’s opinions? Here we present to you the platform for battle of words in the realm of stars.


  • This is an online debate, open for Junior College Students (Grade 11 and Grade 12) and Undergraduate Students
  • The participants who have registered for the event before 4th of October shall receive a link through their emails for a preliminary round which will be active till 8.00 PM IST of October 5th
  • The link would contain 2 topics and the participants are to express their argument both for and against the topic within the given space and constrained with a word limit of 50.
  • Top 20 students from the preliminary round will be selected for the pre-final round scheduled on 9th of October at 6.00 PM IST
  • Top 8 students will be selected for the final round scheduled on the same day at 7.00 PM IST

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Full Program Schedule

04 OCT Sunday

05:00 – 05:30 PM IST : Inauguration and Welcome Speech by Nikhitha C (Co-Founder, CEO) & Sujay Sreedhar (Co-Founder, Chairman)
05:30 – 06:00 PM IST : Keynote on Taking Space Applications to the grassroots by Prof. Arup Dasgupta
All Day : Competition – Satellite – X (Paper Presentation on Satellite Design Ideas)
05 OCT Monday
05:00 – 05:30 PM IST : Keynote – Remote Sensing by Awais Ahmed (Founder & CEO, Pixxel)
05:30 – 06:30 PM IST : Keynote – Understanding Weather and Climate through Satellite Data by Prof. J Srinivasan (Distinguished Scientist, IISc)
06:30 – 07:30 PM IST : Workshop – Remote Sensing Satellites and Optical Image Processing by Marcelo Fernando (Professor, Universidad Privada Franz Tamayo)
07:00 – 07:30 PM IST : Competition – Gordian Knot (Online Treasure Hunt)
06 OCT Tuesday
05:00 – 05:30 PM IST : Keynote – Satellites for Astronomy and Explorations : The First Indian Space Observatory – AstroSat by Prof (Dr.) Annapurni Subramaniam (Director & Professor, Indian Institute of Astrophysics)
05:30 – 06:00 PM IST : Keynote – Earth Observation by Prateep (Co-founder & CEO, Satsure)

06:00 – 07:00 PM IST : Workshop – Geotagging and its Applications
All Day : Competition – Celestial Quills (Blog Writing Contest)
07 OCT Wednesday
05:00 – 05:30 PM IST : Keynote – Weather Forecasting Satellites by Abhilasha Purwar (Founder & CEO, Blue Sky Analytics)
05:30 – 06:00 PM IST : Keynote – Communication & Navigational Satellites by Devleena (CEO, Numer8)
06:00 – 07:00 PM IST : Workshop – Satellite Communication by Akshay
(RF / Communications System Engineer)
07:00 – 08:00 PM IST : Competition – Sphinxstellite (Online Quiz on Space Technology & Satellites)
08 OCT Thursday
05:00 – 05:30 PM IST : Keynote – Making Space Data Accessible by Rishabh Chaturvedi & Sanket Daundkar (Associates, Kawa space)
05:30 – 06:00 PM IST : Keynote – Remote Sensing: Supporting the Sustainability of Earth’s Finite Resources & Planetary Exploration by Dr. Praveen K. Thakur (Scientist, IIRS, ISRO)
06:00 – 07:00 PM IST : Workshop – Realtime tracking of satellites & Space Objects by Subramani (Secretary & Station-in-Charge, Upagrah Amateur Radio Club VU2URC, ISRO Satellite Centre)
All Day : Competition – Estrella Palatte (Hand Poster Designing)
09 OCT Friday
05:00 – 05:30 PM IST : Keynote – Challenges & Opportunities in Satellite Based Industry by Narayan Prasad (COO, Satsearch)
05:30 – 06:00 PM IST : Keynote – Space Communication Network & Interplanetary Internet by Nitish K. Singh (Co-Founder & CEO Astrogate Labs)
06:00 – 07:00 PM IST : Keynote – Interstellar Gases by Prof. Jayanth Murthy (Senior Professor, IIA & Astronomer, IAU)
06:00 – 07:30 PM IST : Competition – Star Wars (Online Debate on Contemporary Issues in Satellite & Space Industry)
10 OCT Saturday
02:00 – 04:00 PM IST : Workshop – Space Mission Design by Dani Sors Raurell (Open Cosmos)
05:00 – 06:00 PM IST : Final Competitions
06:00 – 07:00 PM IST : Closing (Keynote by SSERD Chairman & Winner Announcements)

Other Events and Competitions will be updated soon.

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Abhilasha Purwar

Bluesky Analytics

Dani Sors

Open Cosmos



Narayan Prasad


Devleena Bhattacharjee


Prateep Basu


Rishabh Chaturvedi

Kawa Space

Sanket Daundkar

Kawa Space

B A Subramani


Prof. Jayant Murthy


Prof. J. Srinivasan


Dr. Praveen K


Nitish K Singh

AstroGate Labs

Prof. Arup Dasgupta

Geospatial World

Prof. (Dr.) Annapurni Subramaniam


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