Tuesday, May 2 2017 12:19
Naira Badalian

VivaCell-MTS is promoting sixth international competition NASA Space Apps Challenge

VivaCell-MTS is promoting sixth international competition NASA Space Apps Challenge

ArmInfo. The Sixth International Space Applications Challenge of NASA, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration of the United States, was launched at the Byurakan Observatory. Armenia will take the competition for the second time - the first time it was in 2016.

As VivaCell reports, The participants of the international NASA Space Apps Challenge will have only 24 hours to develop and present innovative solutions and ideas with the help of data virtualization, coding, design and other means. The participants of the Space Apps Challenge- Armenia will develop applications on the following themes: "The Earth and Us", "Planetary Blues", "Warning: Danger Ahead", "Ecological Neighborhood", and "Ideate and Create.

Both teams and individuals may participate in the competition. The works of the contestants will be presented to the court of the local and international jury.

"Byurakan Astrophysical Observatory hosts the participants of the local Armenian hackathon, within one of the highly-reputable global contests. I'm proud that the participants will be performing their tasks using our high-speed internet service. One cannot underestimate the achievements of our country in the sphere of Astrophysics. Love of science in these young people and their aspirations help us believe that the traditions will continue and drive further development," VivaCell-MTS General Manager Ralph Yirikian commented.

The organizer of the Armenian stage of the international challenge is "X-TECH" Company; the co-organizer is "Locator".

For more information, please visit www.spaceapps.am.

To recall, VivaCell-MTS (MTS Armenia CJSC) is the leading mobile communication operator in Armenia, which provides a wide range of voice and data services throughout the country. VivaCell-MTS is one of the leaders in innovation and development of the country's mobile communications market.

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