Mars rover from the Wrocław University of Technology comes second in the Mars Society and NASA competition
The Martian rover “Eagle” designed by students from the Off-Road Scientific Circle of the Wrocław University of Technology took the second place in the international competition organized by The Mars Society and NASA. One point was missing for its victory.
The competition task was to develop a rover that would deliver 10 tonnes of cargo to the Red Planet using only currently available technologies the or technologies that can be developed until 2026. The implementation of the project has to be as simple, safe and, most importantly, cost- effective.
15 students from all over the world competed. The teams from Poland, France and the USA as well as two mixed German-Swedish and Italian-Indian groups qualified for the final. The winners were awarded during the international convention The Mars Society in Pasadena. Wroclaw constructors received 5,000 dollars.