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Lunar Rover Challenge is an event at Shaastra which will help Team INDUS win the Google Lunar XPrize. The LRC's Winner's rover could be a part of team INDUS' mission to the moon as their entry into this world wide competition.
The google lunar X prize is an international event conducted by Google and X Prize Foundation for Lunar Exploration. A total of $30 million in prizes are available to the first privately funded team to safely land a robot on the surface of the moon, have that robot travel 500 meters over the lunar surface and send video, images and data back to the Earth.
To know more about the Google Lunar XPrize, visit the link below!
Axiom Research Labs, an Aerospace startup based in New Delhi, India, has registered for the Google Lunar X Prize as "Team Indus". Team Indus is the only Indian entry in this prestigious global challenge. Team Indus comprises of entrepreneurs, enthusiasts and explorers with experience in leading and developing innovative projects and organizations. They aim for a lunar landing before December 2015 in its bid to win the international prize.
The official Page for Team Indus at the GLXP Website: http://www.googlelunarxprize.org/teams/team-indus
Team Indus's Official Website + Blog: http://blog.teamindus.in/
Watch the Team Indus Teaser : here
The space race of the 20th century led to many great achievements in the field of space exploration.
Shaastra 2014 now proudly brings to you an exciting and unique event that shall place you right in the middle of the Space Race of the 21st Century!
In collaboration with Team Indus - India's pioneers and representatives in today's global race to the moon (the Google Lunar X Prize) - we give the engineers and students across the country the opportunity to use their engineering expertise, creativity and analytical skills to tackle a challenge of a scale never seen before. Build us the best rover to explore the Lunar Surface, and we shall send it there for you!
What does the winner stand to get? Along with a range of valuable prizes and unique opportunities, the winner also gets the bragging rights to claim that their creation stands on the moon and looks down at the entire world. It's a chance of a lifetime, and Shaastra 2014 is bringing it for all you dreamy engineers to exploit and leave your name behind in the annals of India's achievements in Space.
This challenge is based on the Google Lunar XPrize and is in collaboration with Team Indus. Be part of this incredible journey. It all starts here with Lunar Rover Challenge at Shaastra 2014.
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Judges for Round 1 :
Event Format :
The preliminary rounds are scheduled to take place at three different places across the country. The three colleges hosting the first round are IIT Delhi,IIT Madras and VJTI(Mumbai).
This will be a one day event. The dates and timings of the event are:
The host colleges will not be providing accommodation for the participants in the first round. However suggestions regarding nearby hotels and stay places will be put up for the convenience of the participants.