[SpaceProgram] Zero Robotics Autonomous Space Capture Challenge
cksantos85 at gmail.com
Sat Sep 1 21:00:37 CEST 2012
We need to find a highschool partner on this one. KingK? Seabury, or maybe
a combo of a few.
On Sat, Sep 1, 2012 at 11:20 PM, Jerry Isdale <isdale at gmail.com> wrote:
> I just heard about this competition is open to High School students in USA
> and EU (separate tournaments).
> Basically they are asking teams to program a sat that will match
> orbit+spin and dock with a tumbling bot.
> "The Zero Robotics Autonomous Space Capture Challenge, sponsored by DARPA
> and NASA, and run by the MIT Space Systems Laboratory, TopCoder, and Aurora
> Flight Sciences, is a programming tournament that opens the SPHERES
> satellite research platform to the general public for the first time. The
> goal of the tournament will be to develop an algorithm related to the
> recently announced DARPA Phoenix demonstration. The objective of this
> specific challenge is to write a computer program to control a satellite
> (called a “Tender”) to enable it to dock with a space object (or POD) that
> may be tumbling through space. The best algorithm submissions from
> simulation competitions will be tested in zero gravity on real SPHERES
> satellites aboard the International Space Station (ISS)."
> Jerry Isdale
> isdale at gmail.com
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