Space Decentral’s SMAP 2019 deadline approaching
We are excited to see the community’s space mission proposals!
The submission deadline for the Space Mission Activation Process (SMAP) is on January 6th, at 11pm (PST). We are expecting an eclectic batch of space mission proposals, and have gathered up quite a team of experts to evaluate them. If you’d like to participate as an expert, there is still time for you to join the Evaluation Committee: just send us an email to smap[at]spacedecentral.net with your resume or LinkedIn and we will get back to you.
Space Decentral uses GitHub as our collaborative project platform, and SMAP proposals will be submitted through the Space Decentral Missions repository. The process should be pretty straightforward to those of you familiar with Github, but for those who aren’t used to it, here is a helpful step-by-step video of the submission process. You might also find this link helpful for understanding how to contribute on GitHub in general.
Space Decentral aims to engage the community to contribute innovative, useful ideas to our cause. With this in mind, in order to submit SMAP proposals, participants need to sign the Individual Contributor License Agreement (found at the time of submission in GitHub), acknowledging and agreeing that the intellectual property they contribute must be open source.
We are very happy to reach this important SMAP milestone, and we look forward to sharing the outcome of this call for proposals with the community. Once the proposals are vetted and scored by our Evaluation Committee, they will be opened to public viewing before being submitted to the community vote. Valid proposals will be announced on March 17th, so there is plenty of time for you to earn a voting share by helping with Space Decentral’s open source tasks or with the Coral mission.
Image from Nasa.
To learn more about the Space Mission Activation Process, read our previous articles:
Space Decentral is a decentralized autonomous space agency that leverages blockchain technology to reinvigorate the push for space exploration with global citizens in control. Space Decentral promotes collaborative design of space missions, sharing research for peer review, crowdsourcing science, and crowdfunding worthy projects that accelerate human progress.