NASA Wisconsin Space Grant Consortium
First Nations Launch 2022
PATCH DESIGN CONTEST
13TH Annual Competition
Deadline: February 21, 2022
Design the 2022 First Nations Launch High-Power Rocket Competition Patch.
Application & Patch Template
Undergraduate students attending a Tribal College or University (TCU), a Native American-Serving Nontribal Institution (NASNTI), and/or who are members of an active AISES (American Indian Science and Engineering Society) collegiate chapter.
Moon Challenge: GPS data logger
Mars Engineering Challenge: Cold gas thruster system
NOTE: Both themes must be incorporated into a single patch design
Teams shall design and construct a dual deploy high-power rocket with a GPS data logger onboard. The flight shall be stable and reach an apogee of 3,000ft AGL. Teams shall reconstruct a 3D trajectory of the rocket flight from the data collected from liftoff until landing and plot it against a satellite imagery map. The trajectory plot will verify a stable ascent.
Mars Engineering Challenge:
Teams shall design and construct a dual deploy high-power rocket with a cold gas thruster system that controls the rocket’s Z-axis angular velocity (roll rate) during the coast phase of its ascent. At motor burnout, the thrusters shall increase the rocket’s roll rate from 0 revolutions per minute (rpm) to 120 rpm, maintain 120-240 rpm for 3 seconds, then decrease to 0 rpm before apogee. A gyroscope sensor and an external camera is required to verify the roll rate was achieved. An altitude range of 2,000 - 4,000 ft AGL is allowed.
- First Nations Launch
- 13th Annual (optional)
Logos are available at
2021 Winning patch design (right) created by Alex Armendariz from Cal Poly Pomona.
Design should be submitted in a digital format. Hand-drawn designs may be converted to a digital image if selected. Suggested tools for creating your design include but are not limited to:
- Adobe Illustrator
- Microsoft Word
Designs can be square or circular, no larger than a 4” diameter. A border must be a part of the final image.
Submit entries to the Wisconsin Space Grant Consortium email@example.com.
- Subject line: FNL22_Patch Contest
- Applicant Information:
- Home Mailing Address
- Phone Number
- Academic Institution
- AISES Chapter (if applicable)
Design entry must be entrant’s original design. It may not be copied or traced from another source.
The following evaluation criteria will be equally weighted.
- Design Aesthetics
- Communication of Mission Theme
- Communication of the Spirit of FNL
Designer of the winning design will be awarded a $100 cash prize and their design will be the official 2022 competition patch distributed to all participants.
WSGC and the contest organizers:
- Reserve the right to not use any entries submitted for the patch contest.
- Will honor the original artwork composition as much as possible. Changes made to the design will only be made when necessary to create the final patch design.
- Reserve the right to exclusively authorize the reproduction of the winning design.
- Reserve the right to utilize the patch imagery in future NASA, WSGC, and First Nations Launch marketing.
- Cannot confirm individual designs have been received.
- Have the right to use the winning applicant’s name and image without compensation.