$15,000 cash prize for lunar rover design ideas


The EL02 Big Dipper Challenge gives students the opportunity to contribute to the design of a rover that will be sent to the moon in 2026 as part of the Australian Space Agency’s Trailblazer Program (Moon to Mars initiative) - part of NASA’s Artemis program.

Your mission

Use your Computer-Aided Design (CAD) skills to create a regolith acquisition system that will ride onboard a rover and collect regolith (dust) from the moon’s surface.

Out of this world challenges

Your choice of materials, movement design, and size will need to accommodate electrically charged dust, way less gravity than here on Earth, and tolerate temperatures down to -230 degrees Celsius.

Who can participate?
Science and engineering students are encouraged to enter. Students with an interest in space are also invited to submit designs.

The submission deadline is December 18, 2023.

The competition is advertised on Freelancer.

Find out more

The University of Adelaide is a member of ELO2’s consortium.  ELO2 will be a premier partner of the 2024 Australian Rover Challenge.

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