FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
University of Saskatchewan Space Design Team to Compete in Mars Rover Challenge
23 January 2014
The University of Saskatchewan Space Design Team (USST) is officially registered in the University Rover Challenge (http://urc.marssociety.org/) hosted by the Mars Society at their Mars Research Station near Hanksville, Utah. The team members are designing and constructing a rover to participate in this competition, which takes place at the end of May. The USST will be competing against a pool of international competitors in a series of events to test the rover.
The rover is being designed to operate in rough and challenging terrain, perform sample collection and analysis, and complete equipment maintenance and transfer.
The USST is a student group composed of members from the College of Engineering, Edwards School of Business, Computer Science, and Biology. The group is dedicated to developing new space technology by working on projects, and participating in competitions related to the space industry. The USST has proven to achieve excellence through its designs since its formation in 2005.
For more information please visit our website, usst.ca. To arrange for interviews please contact: