WELCOME TO ISDC
INNOVATION BEYOND LIMITS
SPROS International Space Drone Challenge (ISDC) is a space robotics engineering competition. It challenges university students to conceptualise, design, develop and operate an astronaut-assistive next-generation space drone and perform specific missions in Mars simulated conditions. Space drones provide multiple advantages over rovers, such as better reach and range. It is easier for drones to reach places off-limit to the rovers. In addition to solo exploration, the drones can act as wings to the rover and explore together.
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.
January 27-29, 2024
ISDC Venue: PSG iTech, Coimbatore
A virtual celebration of team and technology…
ISDC RULEBOOK - 2024
Any changes in the dates or report submission format shall be communicated to the teams.
Key ISDC Dates & Submissions
ISDC Rulebook Release
Aug 23, 2024 – 05:30 pm (IST)
Aug 25, 2024 – 09:00 pm (IST)
October 15, 2024 – 06:00 pm (IST)
November 20, 2024 – 11:59 pm (IST)
ISDC Finals Begin
January 27, 2024 – 12:00 pm (IST)
ISDC Finals Conclude
January 29, 2024 – 06:00 pm (IST)
Any issues not covered by these published FAQs and the Rulebook will be addressed on a case-by-case basis by the ISDC officials. If there is a discrepancy, the Rulebook will take precedence over FAQs.
The registration fee for the competition is 185 USD, which will be paid online.
Yes, registration fee for ISDC will be exempted for all the IRC Finals teams.
No. There is no mandatory autonomous operations task in the competition. However, teams may opt for Autonomous operation in any task/sub-task which may benefit from it in terms of accuracy, navigation, auto-troubleshooting etc. Teams have been given freedom to take any approach which they deem to be most effective.
The drone may have swappable modules for carrying out different tasks. The modules shall be swapped by astronauts at the base station.
Ready To Start Your Exploration?
The registration window for third edition of International Rover Design Challenge (ISDC) will be open from August till 15 October, 2023.