Australian Rover Challenge and Laboratory Unveiling: Andy Thomas Centre for Space Resources

Mars rover and people

ISER is proud to support Associate Professor John Culton, Director of the Andy Thomas Centre for Space Resources, and his team, who have had an exciting month with the opening of the new Exterres laboratory, and hosting of the second Australian Rover Challenge (ARCh), both at the University of Adelaide:

On Thursday 24 March, the University of Adelaide launched its new Exterres Laboratory. The lab, which is the first of its kind in Australia, is an off-Earth surface testing environment for space technology like rovers, which are destined for the furthest reaches of the universe. Read this article in the University of Adelaide Newsroom for further details of the new laboratory.

From Friday 25 to Sunday 27 March the University’s Maths Lawns on North Terrace campus were transformed into a lunar landscape for the 2nd ARCh challenge, with sandy loam, rocks, craters, a life-sized space lander, solar panel arrays and other space props. Read more about the competition in this University of Adelaide Newsroom article.

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