Essential settings
Understanding the following terms will help you quickly grasp the essence of our activities and educational philosophy
Based on their professional knowledge and reasonable speculations about human technological development, the Academic Committee of IDSDO, consisting of experts and scholars, has compiled a chronicle of human deep space development spanning the next 150 years. Each space development mission will select a specific design and construction task from this chronicle.
The International Deep Space Development Organization (IDSDO) is a virtual international organization of the future responsible for coordinating the joint development of deep space resources among nations. It is also the client of the bidding activity and is composed of experts from the aerospace industry, scientific research community, and education sector.
The design tasks for the space cities and planetary bases will be issued through a Request for Proposal (RFP), and student teams will need to form virtual companies to explore all user requirements outlined in the RFP and create designs accordingly.
The proposal is the bidding plan submitted by the virtual company formed by the students. It is the students' systematic solution to the design task. The proposal will be evaluated based on their feasibility, innovation, comprehensiveness, and cost-effectiveness.
Management team
In order to efficiently complete the design task, each student company should have an organizational structure that complies with modern management theories. Students voluntarily run for management positions in their companies, and the final management team is elected through voting.
Extreme design challenge
The most intense part of the on-site event is the Extreme Design Challenge. Within the given time, each virtual company collaborates intensively to complete the design task announced on-site. Then, they present their solution and defend it in front of the panel of judges.
Space Design 101
The following three steps will help you complete your first GFSSM space design proposal.
Step 1: Discover User Needs
Fully exploring user requirements from the RFP is always the most critical step. All designs must start with the requirements. Remember, your task is to design a space infrastructure that meets the needs of users, not something that your team likes.
Step2: Complete the Design
Collaborating as a team to complete the design task involves various departments working together and engaging in complex communication, including potential arguments and compromises. Project management experience can significantly assist the team in this process.
Step3: Present and Bid
Good design requires a good presentation to effectively showcase to the judges, with the key being effective and accurate information delivery. Careful consideration is needed in organizing your briefing within a 30-minute time frame. Scheduling time for rehearsals will always help improve the quality of your presentation.
From October
From October
Registration and Release of RFP
The registration deadline varies depending on the country. Once a team is registered, the RFP (Request for Proposal) will be released to them.
Nov - Apr
Nov - Apr
Qualifying Round
The student teams conduct the design work for the qualification round and submit proposals to the national coordinator of each country before the deadline. During this period, the organizers in each country provide various courses, workshops, and short-term training camps to help students successfully complete the design task.
July - Oct
July - Oct
National / Regional Round
The national/regional round is usually an on-site event that lasts for 3-6 days. Student teams form joint companies and complete a new design challenge through an extreme learning process, followed by a defense of their proposal. This is an experience you definitely don't want to miss!
Global Finals
At the global finals, students from different countries will form joint companies, overcome language and cultural barriers, and complete challenge tasks together. After the end of Covid-19, we plan to restart the Global Finals. The time and location are currently being determined and will be announced soon.
What can you gain
The GFSSM provides a unique platform for students to develop and enhance the 4C's through practical application.
  • Collaboration
    In the GFSSM students must work together and leverage their diverse strengths to achieve a common goal.
  • Communication
    Communication is crucial for effective collaboration and involves the exchange of ideas and feedback.
  • Creativity
    Creativity allows students to approach problems in new and innovative ways.
  • Critical Thinking
    Students must analyze and evaluate information to make sound decisions within a tight timeframe.
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