International

ROVER CHALLENGE

ENGINEER WITH US,

ON AND BEYOND EARTH

IRC is a space robotics engineering competition by Mars Society South Asia. It challenges university students to conceptualize, design, develop and operate an astronaut-assistive next-gen Mars Rover and perform specific missions in Mars simulated conditions.

The objective of the competition is to provide students with a real-world interdisciplinary engineering experience, combining practical engineering skills with soft skills, including business planning and project management.

Be part of the journey from concept to reality…

UPCOMING EVENTS

Keep an eye on the upcoming events and submissions related to IRC and IRDC.

IRDC Registration

International Rover Design Challenge (IRDC) registration window will be open from June 25 to July 10, 2021.

SCR Submission

Teams participating in IRDC will have to submit System Concept Review (SCR) Package before August 15, 2021.

IRC Registration

International Rover Challenge (IRC) 2022 registration window will be open from August 26 to September 19, 2021.

SDDR Submission

Teams will have to submit the System Design & Development Review (SDDR) Package before November 1, 2021.

IRC Finals

Top 25 teams in SDDR will advance to IRC Finals which will take place during February 15-18, 2022 at VIT Chennai.

LATEST NEWS

LATEST NEWS

COMPETITION PHASES

Far far away behind the word mountains far from the countries Vokalia and Consonantia there live the blind texts.

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Concept

Teams start working on their Mars Rover Concepts in June for the online competition IRDC, and submit their System Concept Review (SCR) in August.

02

Design

August onwards, teams focus on the design of the prototype Rover for IRC and submit System Design and Development Review (SDDR) in November.

03

Development

The manufacturing of the rovers start before the submission of System Design and Development Review (SDDR). Top 25 ranked teams from SDDR stage will compete in the IRC Finals in February.

UNPARALLELED EXPERIENCE

Unparalleled and comprehensive learning experience in technology, innovation and creativity.

IRC 2020 is one of the best experiences of my college life. I carry the lessons learned during IRC to this day.

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Akash Chaudhary Project Kratos

IRC was a great opportunity for us to prove our project not only in the areas of space robotics and engineering, but also tested our logistic and management abilities. It required the best of our teamwork - a crucial factor in such an interdisciplinary endeavour.

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Adam Zagrajek AGH Space Systems

A striking aspect of IRDC 2020 was the problem statement's proximity to real conditions on Mars which encouraged teams to learn more about the red planet.

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Udit Sharma Mars Rover Manipal

Ready To Start Your Exploration?

The registration window for second edition of International Rover Design Challenge (IRDC) will be open from June 25 to July 10, 2021.