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Introduction

The Latin American Space Challenge (LASC) is a three-day series of events which will set the background and provide structure for the Latin America's largest experimental rocket engineering competition.

The first annual Latin American Space Challenge successfully occurred on August 09 - 11, 2019 in Tatuí, São Paulo, Brazil with more than 350 participants divided on 25 teams from 5 different countries.

Mission & Vision

The Latin American Space Challenge (LASC) has a mission to motivate people from all latin american countries to develop and launch a rocket with a smallsat as a payload. The vision of the LASC is provide motivation to latin american students and enthusiasts to pursue their dream despite their countries conditions.

Organization

The Latin American Space Challenge (LASC) has been developed since 2017 with extensive studies and discussion with specialists, professors, students and rocketry teams.

The LASC Organization was founded by:

  • Calvin Souto Trubiene (Aerospace Engineer - Federal University of ABC);

With the support of:

  • Mauricio Sá Gontijo (Aerospace Engineer - University of Brasilia); and
  • Paulo A. Xavier (Aerospace Engineering - Class of 22' - Federal University of ABC).

The LASC Organization is also composed by:

  • Laura Nicolli (Public Relations - Class of 20' - University of Sorocaba); and
  • Milena Lima (Law - Class of 21' - University of Sorocaba)
  • Gabriel Lopes Yamato (Aerospace Engineer - Federal University of ABC);
  • Victor Capacia (Mechanical Engineer - Federal Fluminense University);
  • Alexandre Goulart (Aerospace Engineer - Federal University of ABC);
  • Matheus Bello (Aerospace Engineering - Class of 22' - Federal University of ABC).
  • João Pedro Vilas Boas (Computer Science - Class of 22' - Federal University of ABC).
  • Matheus Andrucioli (Aerospace Engineering - Class of 20' - Federal University of ABC).

Support and Volunteers

The LASC Organization would like to thank the Tenda Digital team, Minerva Rocketry Team from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), Jonas de Grave, Kaio Siqueira, Rick Maschek (FAR-USA), Prof. Dr. Carlos Henrique March and specially Prof. Dr. João Batista Garcia Canalle (Olimpíada Brasileira de Astronomia - OBA/MOBFOG) and Ivan Seidel.