SPACE, DONE DIFFERENTLY
Project Polaris is an international collaboration that for three years has brought more than 300 students from 30+ different countries to do space in a very innovative way. Together, we simulate a mini-space agency that contributes to the globalization of space by creating local opportunities and promoting international collaboration. Polaris is more than engineering; we provide our students with intercultural, social, professional, and even artistic experiences!
"Being part of the Polaris family has been one of the greatest experiences I have ever had. Polaris gave me some of my best friends, the opportunity to visit two new countries, write a scientific paper and to present it at one the most important space congresses in the world. All of that in just one year, crazy."
Going from theory to practice
Developing cross-cultural agility
Connecting academy and industry
Having a positive impact on society
THE POLARIS EXPERIENCE
Polaris is not only a project. It is a life changing experience. For us, doing science means going beyond theory and changing the world. We bring people closer together, we grow interculturally, we innovate, we support our communities: we build #onespace. From salsa dancing lessons, to a group dinner right next to the Seine, Polaris will make you rediscover what a collegiate program can achieve! Checkout some of our testimonials.
POLARIS IN NUMBERS
Polaris’ interculturality is in its DNA. The globalization of space for us means both creating local opportunities and promoting international collaboration. We look forward to expand our program, building together #onespace.
“It wouldn’t make sense if [space] was reserved as a place for only a selected group of nations. Space needs to be democratized; it has to be an endeavor of the entire planet.” (during fireside chat with Polaris)
GET READY TO GO AIRBORNE
Polaris Airborne, is our next big stage, and we want you in! Launching in April, we will work both virtually and in person to achieve a controlled airborne mission during Tropical Space 2023, our international camp in ITCR’s San Carlos campus (Jun-Aug). Additionally, we will present in an aerospace conference by the end of the program. From designing thrusters, to organizing touristic activities, our nine technical and support teams will allow you to experience space like never before! Click on the button below to learn more about Airborne and the application process.
CONNECT WITH US!
The Polaris family is big, and diverse. More than students and young professionals, we are musicians, athletes, artists, pilots, podcasters, and much more! It is our Polarians who make this project such a unique thing, and you can read more about them by clicking on the the image. You can also check out the work of our Content team in the social media buttons below. Feel free to reach out to us to our email or by social media!
MAKING POLARIS POSSIBLE
Project Polaris is an AREX non-profit initiative which would not be where it is today without the support of our partners and crowdfunding campaign backers. By backing Polaris, not only you help contribute to the globalization of space, but also you can get rewards like having your name on our website, getting access to technical content, receiving thank you messages from our members, and even engraving your name/ company logo on the Star Rover prototype!