Mars Lander Challenge for Rocket Hobbyists
February 3, 2004
Web posted at: 5:11 PM EST
(ROL Newswire) -- Many rocket hobbyists are sparked by the Mars Lander
missions in the news. As a result of this interest, a consortium of
sport rocketry vendors, manufacturers, local sport rocket clubs and
sport rocketry enthusiasts have organised a challenge to encourage
rocket hobby enthusiasts to learn more about rocketry and space science.
Phase 1 of Lander Challenge requires a competing team to launch a sport
rocket containing a simulated lander, to safely land the lander, and to
deploy a rover. The rover must then be remotely navigated to a
predetermined spot on the flying field.
Teams are encouraged to use off the shelf hobby, or electronic items in
the construction of their rovers and landers, but may chose to custom
make anything necessary.
It is hoped by sponsoring the Lander Challenge, junior, senior,
collegiate and even adult hobby enthusiasts will be encouraged to learn
more about rocketry and space science and have fun while learning.
The web site for the Lander Challenge can be visited
Source: ROL Newswire Service
18 years ago