The theme:
To the Moon, to Mars, and to the Stars…


Our Atos IT Challenge 2022 theme is “To the Moon, to Mars, and to the Stars…”

With Atos at the heart of a number of activities in space, including:

  • Satellite imagery data processing and analytics
  • Satellite operating systems
  • Satellite monitoring systems
  • Providing IT services to Space Agencies
  • Involvement in special projects such as the experiments performed by Rosetta’s Philae Lander on comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko.

There are a wide range of topics that could be explored within this theme, including simulation, communications, analysis of existing data (both imagery and from radio telescopes), object tracking, rocketry, astronomy, astrophysics and more. Earth Observation satellite data is available from a number of sources, including the Sentinel Hub, the Copernicus Open Access Hub, Amazon Web Services and we encourage competition participants to explore the Atos Mundi Web Services Platform with Very High Resolution Satellite Imagery.

Data of this nature, acquired from space, can be used for projects on planet Earth – supporting agriculture, geographic and topological analysis, meteorology and, increasingly importantly, addressing climate change through decarbonisation.

The application of a variety of technologies and techniques can support student team investigations such as artificial intelligence and machine learning, analytics, image analysis, APIs, and platforms.

We are looking for student teams to develop a mobile or web application in the theme of space that will be of benefit to society at large.

Examples and Ideas
To the Moon, to Mars, and to the Stars…


Satellite Image analysis using the Atos Mundi platform (
Using the Mundi platform will be looked upon favourably in the competition if you choose to go down this route.

  • Forestry and deforestation
  • Urban Sprawl
  • Agriculture and crop monitoring
  • Temperature change monitoring/reports
  • Emergency response services

Other non-Mundi ideas:

  • Satellite tracking and communications
  • Space vehicle trajectory simulation
  • Model rockets and control systems
  • Future mission launch information system
  • Star identification and classification through radioastronomy
  • A space game
  • A space puzzle
  • Mars mission planning
  • Solar system simulator with physics calculations
  • Spacecraft systems simulator
  • Space debris tracking
  • Near Earth Object detection
  • Technology for use in space. Fault tolerance and resistance to solar radiation.
  • Cubesat
  • SETI

Remember we are looking for business value as well as the excitement of projects in space.