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International Mars Hackathon challenges teams from diverse disciplines to come up with insightful solutions to mind-boggling Space Exploration problems! The 48hr competition requires students to think on their feet and devise creative approaches in several thematic areas.

1. Mars Rover Troubleshooting and Maintenance
2. Agriculture on Mars
3. Space Administration and Management

Comprehensive details of each challenge will be released on the day of the Hackathon (31st October, 12am IST). It will be an online event and teams will be given 48 hours to pitch in the ideas and provide solutions to the explicitly stated problems and situations. The problem statements will include opportunities for several sub-domains i.e. Mechanical, Electronics, Software, Bio-science and Management to explore their creative niche!


Registrations of upto 35 teams

Hackathon Dates : October 31 – November 1, 2020


Register Here

Mars Society South Asia takes great pleasure in hosting Indian Rover Design Challenge 2020. This completely online challenge is intended to bring out the imaginative brains of the Rover design student teams where they have to conceptualize the future Mars missions.

IRDC 2020 is a unique platform for the students to design Mars Rovers which shall be fully equipped and mission ready for Operation on Mars. Teams are supposed to carefully plan each subsystem of the Rover taking into account the various parameters like Martian atmosphere, communication and terrain challenges it poses. The teams are encouraged to bring out futuristic designs and concepts while ensuring that the technology they propose is realistic and within practical implementable limits of today’s human race. The exclusion of any type of budget and resource constraints allows teams to think out of the box.


The guidelines for the competition can be found here.

Register through this link before May 20, 2020 to get started.


For any other clarifications, you can mail us at: contact@southasia.marssociety.org

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