Awards & Nominations

Stella Bella has received the following awards and nominations. Way to go!

Global Nominee

The Challenge | Do YOU Know When the Next Rocket Launch Is?

Create a tool to track international rocket launch information.

Rocket Earth

The world’s most comprehensive past, present & future rocket launch tracking app, complete 3D earth visualization, live streams, footage, mission summary, launch status & useful educational resources. For aerospace professionals & space enthusiasts alike.

Stella Bella

Rocket Earth is the first comprehensive past, present & future launch tracking app for rocket & space enthusiasts around the globe.

It provides up-to-date launch windows, spaceport-related data, agencies, mission types, operators, payload information, launch probability, photos, live streams, mission details, educational links, live weather data, and more.

With the rising interest in space exploration and the technology behind it, Rocket Earth`s mission is to enable curious minds with the possibility to track, explore & see the latest information around the world related to space mission launches and revisit history through its complete mission archive.

Its easy-to-use 3D interactive interface enables children and adults alike to easily locate the nearest launch facilities, relive past missions all the way back to 1961 or learn about future launches as far into the future as agencies announce.

Rocket Earth uses a unique launch probability percentage algorithm and leverages data from weather systems (wind, water & temperature), magnetospheric plasma, solar wind, and misery maps.

Gathering launch data from all 36 Spaceports in 16 current launch-capable countries including 158 launch pads, Rocket Earth takes into consideration not only every major operator but also the lesser known and newest of our times.

Rocket Earth`s 3D visualizing engine seamlessly integrates thousands of real-time, worldwide data sources with a powerful, intuitive, responsive, and reliable web-based interface and data feeds to yield the most capable and useful launch tracking application and service.

Founded in 2018, Rocket Earth was the first company to offer free launch tracking services for both private and commercial launch traffic and aims to become the standard for enthusiasts and professionals alike, around the world.

Rocket Earth is the product of Team Stella Bella at NASASpaceAppsChallenge2018 and was created in Montreal’s E.T.S. (School of Superior Technologies) Cafeteria by Robert Quinn, Miklos Tusc, Oisin Grehan & Sylvia Koeppe.

We’re a team of programmers, UX and graphic designers and knowledge managers with a curiosity and passion for NASA, space, and science in general.

Robert Quinn is a Creative Director with 15 years of experience in branding, organisational design, motion graphics, visual effects for film & has been studying astrophysics as a personal passion on edX for the last 3 years.

Miklos Tusc is a full stack programmer working in the 3D printing industry also sharing a passion for space exploration & rocket launches. He wrote a very primitive scraper for launch information 5 years ago for his own personal enjoyment.

Oisin Grehan is a Technical Architect with 20 years of experience. His clients include Hydro Quebec, Bell Canada, and Cancer Care Ontario where he oversaw the modernization of 150 ER/ED triage systems.

Sylvia Koeppe is a Knowledge Architect with 15 years of experience in journalism, research, technical writing, and information management. She studies astronomy and a wide variety of other disciplines.

Resources used:

Launchlib by Pete Riesett and Benjamin Higginbotham (of API repository of rocket launch information that application developers can use. The REST-based API allows developers to write powerful, striking applications and web pages that engage their community with the exciting world of space exploration without having to worry about maintaining the data themselves.

The data is maintained by a dedicated team of volunteers (Launch Librarians) from all over the world using verified first-party sources.

Earth by Cameron Beccario

A visualization of global weather conditions forecast by supercomputers updated every three hours with ocean surface current estimates updated every five days, ocean surface temperatures and anomaly from daily average (1981-2011) updated daily, ocean waves updated every three hours, aurora updated every thirty minutes.


Modules: D3.js, node.js

Weather Data: GFS (Global Forecast System) EMC / NCEP / NWS / NOAA

Ocean Currents Data: OSCAR, Earth & Space Research

Sea Surface Temperature: RTGSST (Real Time Global Sea Surface Temperature)


Aerosols and Chemistry: GEOS-5 (Goddard Earth Observing System) GMAO / NASA, CAMS (Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring System) Copernicus / European Commission + ECMWF

Aurora: OVATION, SWPC / NCEP / NWS / NOAA, Processing script written by Stephanie Hamilton


Geographic Data: Natural Earth

Hosting: CloudFlare, Amazon S3

Fonts: M+ FONTS, Google Noto Fonts, Font Awesome, Montserat


(Github seems to experiencing difficulties at the time being)

The link should work once they figure out their issues.

Thank you for your interest and support on our project.
We are so thankful to be selected for the Global Challenge.


Rocket Earth Team.


SpaceApps is a NASA incubator innovation program.