On October 2019, I decided to join NASA Space Apps together with Matías and Candelaria (coworkers but also really good friends 😊)
We only had 24 hours to pick a challenge, find the best solution to it and present it to the judges.
None of us had a technical background in science or space related things, so this made us decide to approach this challenge by having the potential users and their experience as our main focus.
We strongly believe that empathizing with users is key for building a good product.
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Geospatial and Stream View
This study was made on pilots who were flying on Earth. It is not the same to fly an UAS on Earth than flying on the Moon or in a different planet.
With help of César Bertucci, scientist who worked on NASA's Cassini–Huygens space-research mission, we figured out that exoplanet Titan had similarities with Earth.
But this had a big downside: communications between Earth-Titan take around 80 minutes.
So we realized that...
After the simulation, the pilot would be able to watch a live stream (in our case, with the 80-minute delay on Titan) of the path. This app also has most of the visual aids that our persona requested and the friendly UI would give the pilot a better experience when flying a drone.
For our full project, you can check the official Space Apps website.