ATL Space Challenge 2021 by Niti Aayog: Apply by Oct 15 [Extended]: Expired

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Registrations are invited for ATL Space Challenge 2021 by Niti Aayog. The last date of registration is 15 October.

About ATL Space Challenge 2021

Atal Innovation Mission, NITI Aayog in collaboration with Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) and Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) is launching the ATL Space Challenge 2021.

The ATL Space Challenge 2021 aligns with the World Space Week 2021 declared by the United Nations General Assembly, and is celebrated from the 4 to 10 October each year at the international level, to celebrate the contributions of space science and technology.

The Objective of the challenge is to enable young innovators of schools across the country to learn and engage in creating new, efficient and innovative solutions for specific, real-world challenges in the Space sector and develop solutions which addresses the key problem areas of the challenge.

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The Top teams shall be recognized with interesting opportunities and prizes at the conclusion of the Challenge.

Important dates

ATL Space Challenge 2021 by Niti Aayog


  • Students (from ATL and Non-ATL schools) can submit their entries in the Challenge.
  • School Teachers, ATL In-Charges and Mentors may support the student teams.
  • Each Team shall consist of maximum 3 students (class 6 to 12) and one School Teacher/ ATL in-charge. We encourage ATL schools to also include other school and/or community students within the Team Composition.
  • Kindly note, individual member entry is not allowed. Also if the team size exceeds 3 member limit, the entry/ submission will be immediately disqualified.


Explore Space

  • Gaming TechonologyDevelop Games that inform about space/ planets
  • App DevelopmentCreate an App to raise awareness about space and the outer world
  • RoboticsDevelopment of robotic system technologies to improve space exploration missions

Reach Space

  • 3D TechnologyCreate a 3D model (virtual or physical) for equipment’s, vehicles etc. that can be used to reach space
  • AI/ML in SpaceUsing Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning capabilities in various areas of space operations and spacecraft maintenance
  • Space AppsDevelop Mobile Apps to make living in space better/ easier (eg: communication or navigation centric, etc.)

Inhabit Space

  • 3D TechnologySolving space exploration problems and developing 3D model designs for 3D printed habitats that can be used in space
  • HealthcareDevelopment of life support systems that enable extended human presence in space
  • AI/ML in SpaceCreate a virtual environment using AI/ ML to simulate the space to prepare humans

Leverage Space

  • Geospatial TechnologySolutions in disaster management and disaster risk reduction by utilizing geospatial data resources & products (eg: Geographic Information System (GIS), Remote Sensing (RS) and Global Positioning System (GPS) for analysis, modeling, simulations and visualization)
  • Drone TechnologyDesign solutions for remotely monitoring and enabling smart and connected rural and urban settlements
  • Visualize DataDevelop a user-friendly application to discover, visualize, and analyze satellite data for monitoring Earth’s conditions (eg: weather, climate, etc.)


  • The solution/ innovations by the student teams must be aligned to one of the Challenge Themes in space sector.
  • Each team based on their interest and understanding, must select one problem which falls under ANY ONE of the space challenge themes.
  • Each unique solution must be submitted under one theme only. Submitting the same solution/ innovation under multiple themes will result in immediate disqualification.
  • Students can leverage the ATL Space Module (open for all; can be accessed on for the detailed understanding of key concepts. The final innovation can be a physical/ digital solution (App, Game, 3D Design, etc.) developed using any of the ATL Module/ Platform (open for all) OR on any Open-Source/ Free platform.

Click here to view the official notification of ATL Space Challenge 2021 by Niti Aayog.

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  1. Dipak Das says:

    Please provide the registration link for this “ATL Space Challenge” ; I’m unable to find the registration link.

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