The documents below represent everything a team will need to compete in the Latin American Space Challenge. Please check back periodically to make sure you have the most recent document. Unless otherwise noted, all docume remain valid from their effective date until they are either replaced or otherwise declared obsolete by LASC Organization.

Documents and Rules

2019 LASC Rules & Requirements Document

This document defines the rules and requirements governing participation in the Latin American Space Challenge. Additional guidance for collegiate teams entered in the competition is contained in the LASC Design, Test, & Evaluation Guide.

LASC Rules & Requirements Document R01
Published on April 01, 2019.


2019 LASC Design, Test, & Evaluation Guide

This document defines the minimum design, test, and evaluation criteria which the event organizers expect teams participating in the Latin American Space Challenge to uphold. The event organizers use these criteria to promote flight safety. Departures from the guidance this document provides may negatively impact an offending team’s score, and possibly even its flight status depending on the degree of severity. This document supplements the foundational, qualifying criteria for the LASC contained in the LASC Rules & Requirement Document.

LASC Design, Test, & Evaluation Guide R01
Published on July 09, 2019.


2019 LASC Integrated Master Schedule Document

This document primarily defines the schedule on which participants in the Latin American Space Challenge must submit required deliverables to the event organizers in order to be considered "timely" in scoring. The impact of timeliness on scoring is described for each respective deliverable in the ​LASC Rules & Requirements Document. Furthermore, this document integrates other information useful to participants, such as the deadlines for early, on-time, or late payment of fees, due dates for required waivers/forms, and the detailed event schedule of the event itself.

​Note: The 2019 Latin American Space Challenge will be held on August 09 - 11, 2019, with events held in Tatuí, São Paulo/SP, Brazil. Team Check-in and the LASC Conference will occur on Friday the 09th. Launch related activities will occur at the Cape Canavial the next 2 days (Saturday the 10th through Sunday the 11nd). The event will conclude Sunday evening with the Awards Ceremony.

LASC Integrated Master Schedule Document R02
Published on August 04, 2019


LASC Range Standard Operating Procedures

This document defines the overarching "run-rules" governing Latin American Space Challenge activities occurring at the Cape Canavial. LASC Team Members and individuals closely associated with teams are this document's intended audience. It is not intended for use by members of the general public.

LASC Range Standard Operating Procedures R00
Published on July 09, 2019.

LASC Cape Canavial Launch Hazard Area R00
Published on July 09, 2019.

2019 LASC Cape Canavial Wind Analysis
Published on July 09, 2019.


LASC Example Risk Assessment Matrix

In accordance with the LASC Rules & Requirements Document, the Project Technical Report appendix shall contain a Risk Assessment. This appendix shall summarize risk and reliability concepts associated with the project. All identified failure modes which pose a risk to mission success shall be recorded in a matrix, organized according to the mission phases identified by the concept of operation (CONOPS). A mitigation approach – by process and/or design – shall be defined for each risk identified. An example of such a matrix is available here.

LASC Example Risk Assessment Matrix
Published on July 27, 2019.


Forms and Templates

LASC Entry Form & Progress Update

Each prospective team shall apply to compete in the Latin American Space Challenge by fully completing the provided Microsoft® Excel spreadsheet. Teams will be informed if their application has been accepted one week after the end of the application period defined in the schedule document. Accepted teams shall submit updated versions of this spreadsheet on three specified occasions prior to the competition. This "living document" will by fully filled out for every submission, and thereby record changes in the project's technical characteristics during development.

Guide for the Entry Form and Application Process:

- You will receive your Team ID once you are accepted into the competition. You will leave this field blank when filling out the Entry Form, and fill it out in subsequent updates once assigned.

- You really do need to fill out all requested details, including the Additional Information section at the bottom of the form. We expect this information to change throughout the year, but your early responses give us insight into what you think is reasonable, your understanding of constraints set by the rules and the Design Guide, and what the bounds of trade space analyses your currently using to refine parameters.

Entry Form and Progress Update R00
Published on March 16, 2019.


LASC Project Technical Report Template

Each team shall submit a Project Technical Report which overviews their project for the judging panel and other competition officials. The Project Technical Report shall be formatted according to the style guide of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), using a provided Microsoft® Word document template. These files are to be submitted in PDF format.

LASC Project Technical Report Template R00
Published on June 13, 2019.


LASC Extended Abstract Template

Each team shall submit an Extended Abstract on a particular aspect of their work for competition officials and the judging panel to consider including in a Podium Session held during the conference day at the Latin American Space Challenge. Teams whose topics are accepted into the Podium Session will be considered eligible for Technical Excellence and Innovation Awards defined in the LASC Rules & Requirements Document. The Extended Abstract shall be formatted according to the style guide of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), using a provided Microsoft® Word document template. The file should be submitted as a PDF format.

LASC Extended Abstract Template R00
Published on June 13, 2019.


Example School Participation Letter

Each team registered as "student team" should have the academic institution(s) in which its members are enrolled provide a signed letter to the event organizers, acknowledging the team's participation in the Latin American Space Challenge. The signature shall be that of a faculty member or other paid, non-student staff representative. This will affirm the team in question does in fact represent the academic institution(s) its members claim affiliation with. Academic institutions sending more than one team to the LASC need only write one participation letter, covering all their teams, but each included team must submit an individual copy of that letter. In the case of a joint team, comprised of students from multiple academic institutions, each affiliated institution must provide its own letter to the team.

LASC School Participation Letter R00
Published on June 13, 2019.


Sample LASC Flight Card & Post Flight Record

​The following sample of the LASC Flight Card and Post Flight Record is provided for participants' reference purposes only. The flier's actual form will be issued at the event by an inspector from the Launch Operations Team. The Launch approval process, including the use of the Flight Card and Post Flight Record is defined in the LASC Standard Operating Procedures.

LASC Flight Card and Post Flight Record
Published on August 07 2019.


Sample LASC Flight Safety Review Resolution Form

The following sample of the LASC Flight Safety Review Resolution Form is provided for participants' reference purposes only. The flier's actual form will be issued at the event by an inspector from the Flight Safety Team. The Launch approval process, including the Flight Safety Review, is defined in the LASC Standard Operating Procedures.

LASC Flight Safety Review
Published on August 07 2019.