12th May 2020, Kathmandu

Nepal tackles Coronavirus with NASA Space Apps COVID-19 Challenge. Registration for the challenge is open from May 12, 2020.

The NASA Space Apps COVID 19 Challenge is going to take place in Nepal to find out the impact of the coronavirus around the world and its solution.

Nepal Astronomical Society (NASO) challenged NASO space apps in Nepal last year. The challenge continues this year as well in collaboration with the Innovate Nepal Group (ING).

Meanwhile, the NASA Space Apps COVID 19 Challenge will take place in Nepal on May 30 and 31, 2020. Registration for this program is worldwide.

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The challenge!


US space agency National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the European Space Agency (ESA) and the Japanese space agency Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) will provide data to the participants.

It will be a 48-hour global virtual hackathon and the participants need to find a solution to the 2020 pandemic.

During these extreme 48 hours, participants from around the world will create virtual teams and use Earth observation data to develop solutions against COVID 19.

Nepalese, Assemble!

This is a calling for all Nepalese people to join forces in this exciting event. To all the Nepalese in Nepal and abroad, let’s participate in this program.

This is a call to all Nepali coders, entrepreneurs, scientists, designers, storytellers, producers, builders, artists, and technicians to join this challenge and seek solutions by examining the Earth observation data provided by NASA, ISA, and JAXA.

The NASA Space Apps COVID 19 Challenge will focus on the following thematic areas

  • Learning about the virus and its spread using space-based data
  • Local response/change and solutions
  • Impacts of COVID-19 on the Earth system/Earth system response
  • Economic opportunity, impact, and recovery during and following COVID-19

NASA organizes global hackathons, known as Space Apps Challenge, every year in cities around the world since 2012. Last year, more than 29,000 participants showed up at 225 events in 71 countries to develop over 2,000 solutions throughout a single weekend.

This year, the Space Apps COVID-19 Challenge is launching as a special virtual edition of that initiative, providing a unique platform for international collaboration in the space industry.

In addition, click here to know more about NASA’s Space Apps Challenge.

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