spotGEO Challenge

June 7, 2020, 10 p.m. UTC

Aug. 31, 2020, 10 p.m. UTC


The competition is over.

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Is there more than meets the eye?

Take Part

In this "Spot the GEO satellites" challenge, or spotGEO challenge, you are asked to develop an algorithm to detect Geostationary orbiting objects from simple png images (or frames) acquired by an unkown, low-cost ground-based telescope. Can you learn on how to cope with cloud cover, atmospheric/weather effects, light pollution, sensor noise/defects, star occlusions and more?

Check out the problem description, the dataset and the starter-kit.

This competition is organized by ESA's Advanced Concepts Team (ACT) in partnership with University of Adelaide.

Experts from both teams are available for interactions via the competition discussion page.