NASA International Space Apps Hackathon 2019 was an intense 48-hour global weekend hackathon for developers, designers, engineers, entrepreneurs, astronomers and enthusiasts. Along with over 200 cities around the world, Ottawa teams worked all weekend to solve NASA- and CSA-designed challenges that leverage spacecraft, celestial & science data.



Hosted at Carleton University's Technology Innovation Management (TIM) program, with the support of so many organizers, volunteers, mentors, judges, and organizations. We had a blast!


Hackathon Team 2017
  • 6:00 pm: Registration opens
  • 7:00 pm: Kick-off and opening remarks
  • 7:30 pm on: Pick challenges and form teams
Participants Hacking
  • All day: Hacking and solving!
  • We have games and a chill-out zone if you need a break
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  • 12:00 to 3:00 pm: Presentation prep
  • 3:00 to 5:00 pm:  Presentations & judging
  • 5:00 to 6:00 pm: Final awards & wrap-up
  • 6:00 pm: Doors closed, get some rest 🙂


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CSA Challenges

  • Challenge 1: STRATOS
  • Challenge 2: Go Canada – Geomagnetic Data Integration
  • Challenge 3: NEOSSat – Canada's Space Surveillance Telescope
  • Challenge 4: Radi-N2 Interactive Map: Graphical Representation of Radiation Across Canada
  • Challenge 5: SCISAT – Canada's Atmospheric Chemistry Experiment
  • Challenge 6: RADARSAT-1 Open Data
  • RADARSAT-1 Kids' Challenge

NASA Challenges

  • Earth's Oceans
  • Our Moon
  • Planets Near and Far
  • To The Stars
  • Living In Our World
  • Invent Your Own Challenge


Space Apps gives you the opportunity to bring projects to life for a wide range of applications. We are looking forward to seeing what innovative, creative ideas you bring to the community this year.

Space Apps is your chance to experience, experiment, and explore solutions to our universe’s biggest challenges!




Julie Claveau

graduated with a degree in Physics and Astronomy from the University Victoria in 2008. She is an Earth Observation Mission Planner and specialist for the RADARSAT program at the Canadian Space Agency with acquisition planning experience for the RADARSAT-2 mission. Her current mandate is opening up the RADARSAT-1 historic archives for use by all Canadians, with ease of access. She will shortly train as Program Manager for the International Charter “Space and Major Disasters.” Her previous work experience is in military naval operations as MARS officer and in public administration. Her strong interest for space started at a young age, stargazing for hours, which then followed with a passion with the physics of space and our place in the universe.

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Claudio De Angelis

is the Business Manager Space Solutions at ADGA Group Consultants Inc, providing professional consulting services to government and private sector clients. His experience spans over 35 years in Aerospace and Defence, primarily in Program, Project and Proposal Management. He is currently leading a multi-disciplined team of engineering experts working on mission critical programs for DND and CSA.

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Eva-Jane Lark

is a Vice-President and Investment Advisor at one of Canada’s largest full-service investment firms. A passionate observer and advocate of commercial space development, she is frequently invited as a speaker and panelist to offer her keen insights into emerging new space industries and their financing, and on space resource development.


Dr. Steven Muegge

is an Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship at the Sprott School of Business at Carleton University, and the Director of Carleton's Technology Innovation Management (TIM) program. He teaches, conducts research, and supervises graduate students within Carleton's TIM program, and fosters entrepreneurship and innovation within the broader community. His research features prominently throughout Canada’s National Capital Region, including the design of the award-winning Lead To Win ecosystem and in the business models of hundreds of technology entrepreneurs.


Here are some of our generous sponsors, without whom we could not hold our event.