Advocating human and robotic exploration of Mars. Get involved! Become a member! Start a chapter!
Inspire. Innovate. Explore.
Mars Society South Asia (MSSA) is a volunteer-driven non-profit space advocacy organisation dedicated to advancing the scientific study, exploration, and public understanding of cosmos, in particular, the human exploration and settlement of planet Mars. MSSA is the official regional chapter of The Mars Society, USA for South Asia. It is the main regulatory authority for annual Mars rover competition Indian Rover Challenge (IRC) and Indian Rover Design Challenge (IRDC).
We aspire to Inspire the current and future generations to use our resources Innovatively to drive a positive change for the human settlement and Exploration of cosmos.
IRC Champions 
AGH Space Systems, Poland
IRC 2020 Stats
Among all the planetary bodies in our solar system, Mars is singular in that it possesses all the raw materials required to support not only life but a new branch of human civilization. This uniqueness is illustrated most clearly if we contrast Mars with the Earth's Moon, the most frequently cited alternative location for extraterrestrial human colonization.
International Rover Challenge
International Rover Challenge (IRC) is only of its kind competition in Asia-Pacific which challenges undergraduate students to build astronaut-assistive Mars rovers and perform in Mars simulated conditions. IRC is a part of Rover Challenge Series (RCS).
International Rover Design Challenge
International Rover Design Challenge (IRDC) is a rover design competition which challenges university students to design next-generation Mars rovers that can perform in Martian conditions.
Consortium of Mars Rover Teams (C-MART) is a group of Mars rover teams of South Asia which strives to popularize rover designing and building among the youth of the region. It also acts as a platform for the transfer of knowledge and discussion among the rover teams.
Marspedia is an online encyclopedia of Mars.
Subscribe to our Newsletter
To stay updated with the latest events, activities and Important announcements from MSSA, subscribe to our Newsletter!