We are delighted to announce the winning entry for the Faraday-1 Space Mission Patch Competition!

The design by Sam, aged 10, from St Thomas of Canterbury School, Guildford won the Primary School Category and then went on to win overall!

Congratulations Sam! Our judges from In-Space Missions, Oxford Innovation, Crux Design Agency and NightSky Consulting were so impressed! This design will be used as the mission patch for Faraday-1 and will fly on board the Spacecraft!

Faraday-1 Patch Competition Primary School and overall winning design
Primary School Category and Overall Competition Winning Entry from Sam, aged 10, St Thomas of Canterbury School, Guildford.

Sam will now have an opportunity to visit our team of spacecraft engineers at In-Space Missions in Bordon. He will have an interactive design session with Steve Neaves from Crux Design Agency and will also see the Faraday-1 Spacecraft in its final stages of test here in Bordon, Hampshire before it is taken to the launch site.

Faraday-1 Patch Competition secondary school winning design
Secondary School Category

Congratulations to the winner of the Secondary School Category – Megan, aged 14, from Amery Hill School, Alton

 18-108 Category

Congratulations to Charlotte, from Kingston University, London who won the 18-108 category.

Faraday-1 Patch Competition 18-108 category winning design

Megan and Charlotte will also have an opportunity to visit In-Space missions and meet the team, see the spacecraft, and will really be a part of the mission as they will have their names stored on board the spacecraft!

“The standard of entries was so high. This was our first outreach competition and we’re very happy with the level of engagement we received with entries from Hampshire, Surrey and London. We’ve got some more very exciting competitions and activities that we’re launching soon, and we hope to be able to engage people nationally. Getting students and the general public hands-on with space is just one of our aims, we want to inspire people of every age to bring their skills and talents into the flourishing UK space sector”.

Doug LiddleCEO, In-Space Missions

“We were so impressed with the overall standard of the entries across all age groups from primary to university students. Everyone captured the essence of the Faraday Mission in a unique range of styles, colours and techniques. Sam’s winning design ticked all of the boxes for us and answered the design brief brilliantly. Well done Sam and we’re looking forward to meeting you very soon.”

Steve NeavesCreative Director, Crux Design Agency

"The winners were chosen because they captured the point of the Faraday mission - to put satellite equipment in orbit to test new ideas and technologies that will help us on Planet Earth. All three category winners were very special and I’m particularly looking forward to seeing Sam’s design make its way onto the spacecraft and then be launched into space."

Elaine KearneyInnovation Director, Oxfrod Innovation

A big thank you to everyone that helped to spread the word about the competition and an even bigger thank you to everyone that entered! To show our appreciation, all entrants will have an opportunity to have their names stored on board the spacecraft!

We hope that when they look up into the sky, they will think of Faraday-1 orbiting the Earth 15 times a day, running the experiments for our customers to test out new technologies and services for a safer and more connected world.

By Susan Jason
August 1st 2019