Hi all. In 2008, the [[url]http://www.astronautical.org]American[/url] Astronautical Society[/url] is hosting the second edition of a student lunar rover design competition with [http://uk.seds.org]UKSEDS[/url]. The basic concept is the design of a small rover that could be used to assist a human mission in site selection on the lunar surface.
Phase I of the competition will occur at the UK Space Conference
, which is held in Surrey, England from 26 to 29 March. Phase I is conceptual design only. Abstracts are due on 7 March [color="Red"]now: 11 March[/color]
Phase II of the competition will be held at the SEDS International Conference in Glasgow, Scotland, on 27-28 September. Phase II is design/build/test. Abstracts will be due July-ish.
In last year's design competition, Ganesh Kumar of Vellore Institute of Technology won a half-tuition scholarship (~8000 euros) to the International Space University. This year, another ISU scholarship is up for grabs for a Phase II prize. Phase I prizes will include travel scholarships to SGC/SEDSIC/IAC, IAC registration, bonus points for Phase II, as well as other prizes.
Note: you can participate in one or both phases. Phase I participants will receive extra points for Phase II. Can't make it to the UK for UKSC? You can do what the Indian students are doing: hosting their own Phase I; email me for 'franchise' info.For more information:See also on SEDS Forums: