AFA StellarCamps

What is StellarCamp?

StellarCamp is a fun space system design camp for 6th through 12th graders. Participants get to learn about aspects of space system design with no prior experience required.

In 2021 Summer, StellarXplorers will have its PILOT season of StellarCamp at locations in Florida, Oklahoma, Virginia and the DC Area.  Starting in 2022 Summer, we look forward to conducting StellarCamps nationwide in areas where there are already StellarXplorers teams and new areas, too!  Please stay tuned for these StellarCamp opportunities starting 2022 Summer.

What is space system design?

In StellarCamps and StellarXplorers, we focus on the team problem-solving aspects associated with sending objects to space! This includes determining payload, satellite coverage, and how to use Systems Tool Kit (STK).

How is StellarCamp different from the StellarXplorers National Space System Design competition?

StellarCamp is over the course of 5 days, and there is a practice competition on the 5th day. Participating in a StellarCamp is not required to participate as a StellarXplorers competitor, but it serves as a great introduction to STK and knowledge that would be useful to know if participants decide to compete when the school year begins. Additionally, those who participate in StellarCamps are not required to compete in StellarXplorers the following competition season.