Announcing the 2019 RASC-AL Special Edition: Moon to Mars Ice & Prospecting Challenge!
Special Note: Some of the design constraints and requirements are subject to change until September 27th. Full competition details will be published on the RASC-AL Special Edition Website by September 27th, 2018. Although teams should not anticipate major changes, each proposing team is encouraged to carefully review the RASC-AL Special Edition Website after September 27th for any updates.
Teams who submit an online NOI by September 27th will also receive email communication regarding updates and changes.
Congratulations to the 2018 Mars Ice Challenge Winning Team!
NUPAWES - Northeastern University Planetary Articulating Water Extraction System
Advisor: Taskin Padir
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Day 1 of 2018 Competition
Day 2 of 2018 Competition
RASC-AL program staff will respond to questions presented by eligible student and faculty from accredited colleges and universities in the United States (and international team participants formally affiliated with a US-based university team).
Congratulations to our 10 Mars Ice Challenge Teams!
“Sub-Surface Archimedes Screw (SASS)”
Academic Advisors: Dr. Seong-Jin Lee, Dr. Wallace Leigh; Industrial Advisor: Jacob Towsley
Carnegie Mellon University
“Tartan Ice Drilling System (TIDS)”
Advisors: Dr. Aaron Johnson, Dr. Sanjeev Singh, Catherine Pavlov
Colorado School of Mines
“Team MINERS (Martian Ice New-age Extraction and Recovery System)”
Advisors: Dr. Angel Abbud-Madrid, Dr. William Finch, Dr. Alfred William Eustes III, Dr. Jason Porter
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
“High Yield Dihydrogen-monoxide Retrieval Assembly (HYDRA)”
Advisors: Prof. Jeffrey A. Hoffman, Prof. Martin L. Culpepper, Dr. Michael Hecht, Prof. Herbert H. Einstein
“Northeastern University Planetary Articulating Water Extraction System”
Advisor: Dr. Taskin Padir
“Drill-based Retractable Subterranean Extraction and Unified Separation System (DRSEUSS)”
Advisor: Dr. John Schmalzel
University of Tennessee Knoxville
“This Is Not A Drill (TINAD)”
Advisor: Dr. James Coder
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
“Virginia Tech Ice Extractor (V-TIE)”
Advisor: Dr. Kevin Shinpaugh
West Virginia University
“In-Situ Ice Chip Extractor (IS-ICE)”
Advisor: Dr. Thomas Evans
West Virginia University
“Development of the Second Generation Mountaineer Ice Drilling Automated System (MIDAS II)"
Advisors: Dr. Powsiri Klinkhachorn & Dr. Ilkin Bilgesu