The competition named “Anatolian Rover Challenge” was held at ITU Ayazaga Campus.
The "Anatolian Rover Challenge" organized by Uket was held at Istanbul Technical University and in the competition where 7 different countries other than Turkey participated, Project Scorpio team from Poland came first. The winner of the competition, Polish Project Scorpio group leader Zofia Stuputkowska, said, “This was a very special opportunity for us because the Mars and Moon simulation was a first in the world. It was also very enjoyable to be in Turkey and to see their support for technology. Many Turkish politicians came and supported us on the first day of the competition, and it is very nice that they value technology.”
Anatolian Rover Challenge contest fascinated
The Anatolian Rover Challenge, the first of which was held in Turkey on July 25, 2022, brought together all space enthusiasts. In the competition held within the body of Uket, which was established by a group of young people in order to expand space studies in Turkey, 14 university teams from 11 different countries raced their rovers fiercely in these challenging areas by creating the likes of the surfaces of Mars and the moon. The contest, which was designed specifically, contains interesting stories, each one more interesting than the other. It has been reported that the Anatolian Rover Challenge will be held next year, preserving this originality.
Anatolian Rover Challenge was held
The Anatolian Rover Challenge competition, where Mars and Moon fields were organized at Istanbul Technical University, was held on July 25, 2022. 14 different university rover teams, 4 of which Turkish, competed fiercely in the mars and moon fields, which were prepared with care and attention. The rovers faced problems that could be encountered both on Mars and on the moon. The competition has already attracted great interest from well-known universities in the world and in Turkey. It is stated that this challenging competition, which was held for the first time this year, will continue every year.
Project Scorpio won the Anatolian Rover Challenge
Competing among 12 different university teams in the international Anatolian Planet Traveler competition held in Turkey, Project Scorpio won the first place by eliminating 11 teams. Faced with 3 big missions, the team had some difficulties in the second mission, the moon mission, but they accomplished a great success by overcoming all the missions.
Turkey's first International Rover Challenge: Anatolian Rover Challenge
The Anatolian Rover Challenge, which was held for the first time this year, designed the surfaces of Mars and the moon, and designed simulations of the harsh conditions that the Planetary Rover vehicles may encounter in space or on a planet. We would like to thank all our competitors who participated in the competition and all the ARC team who contributed to the competition, and we are honored to share this incredible journey with you.
3rd Mission of the Anatolian Rover Challenge
Anatolian Rover Challenge, Turkey's first international planetary Rover Challenge, consists of 3 main missions such as mars, moon and earth. If you want to see the third mission of the RoverOva team from the Czech Republic, you can click on this link in these challenging missions, the first of which is on the surface of Mars, the second is the moon and the third is the earth.
Anatolian Rover Challenge contest fascinated
The International Anatolian Rover Challenge, organized by the Space Exploration Society (UKET) and Istanbul Technical University (ITU), took place this year. The Anatolian Rover Challenge, held for the first time in Turkey this year, brings space enthusiasts together at ITU Ayazağa Campus until 25 July 2022. This competition, which is much more effective than the well-known events such as the ERC (European Rover Challenge) in Poland and the URC (University Rover Challenge) in the USA, was not limited to the Mars field as in the others. Competition scenarios that will take place in areas reflecting both Mars and the lunar surface have been determined.
"Rover" to be selected in Turkey
The Anatolian Rover Challenge, which is carried out by UKET, is already attracting great interest from well-known universities in the world and in our country. In addition to Turkish teams, many applications were made from countries such as England, India, Poland, Bangladesh and Czechia to the competition, which will bring together Turkish and foreign teams. The contest, which was designed specifically, contains interesting stories, each one more interesting than the other. While the main missions were being fulfilled, mini-competitions were also included within the scope of changing conditions. The rules of ARC, which is a global event beyond the competition, were determined together with TUA, TÜBİTAK Space Research Institute and engineers working on the Moon mission.
International competition from UKET
As it is known, Turkey has plans for a "hard landing on the Moon" in 2023 and a "circulation of a planetary rover on the Moon" in 2028. ARC, within the scope of the Turkish National Space Program Goals, will support the Rover vehicle, which is aimed to be landed on the lunar surface in 2028, within the scope of basic studies and will contribute to increasing the qualified manpower in this field. The competition, which is much more comprehensive than well-known events such as the ERC (European Rover Challenge) in Poland and the URC (University Rover Challenge) in the USA, was not limited to the Mars field as in the others. In areas with favorable conditions for both Mars and the Moon, possible competition scenarios were determined. Enjoyable applications where the traveler can demonstrate the vehicle's skills in solving problems that may be encountered during or after landing are also within the scope of the competition.