PEC team shortlisted for NASA rover challenge


A team from Punjab Engineering College (PEC) has been shortlisted, along with 60 other teams from all over the globe to compete in National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Human Exploration Rover Challenge to be conducted in April 2023.

Team leader Vanshul Goyal said that PEC students have participated in NASA competitions earlier also in 2011,2012, 2013 and 2014 and now after a gap of almost eight years, PEC team is again participating in the challenge. The motive of NASA Human Exploration Rover Challenge is to encourage research and development of new technologies for future mission planning.

NASA has announced the 61 teams selected to compete in the 2023 Human Exploration Rover Challenge (HERC) April 20-22 at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama.

For the 2023 season, HERC returns to live, on-site competition for the first time since 2019. Participating teams will represent 45 colleges and universities and 16 high schools from 30 countries around the world.

Throughout the nine-month challenge, each team will attempt to design, build, and test human-powered rovers capable of traversing a challenging half-mile obstacle course that simulates the terrain of the Moon, Mars, or other rocky bodies in our solar system. In addition, students must also design and demonstrate a unique tool capable of completing various mission tasks.



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