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    AGH Students Win Mars Rover Challenge in the USA

    AGH Space Systems from Krakow emerged victorious at the international University Rover Challenge, held in the United States. Scoring 392.76 points, they surpassed two American teams: Team Mountaineers (391.80 points) and BYU Mars Rover (374.24 points).

    This is another accolade for the Krakow team. In September 2023, AGH Space Systems also won the European Rover Challenge in Kielce. A month earlier, they triumphed in an international competition in Canada.

    The University Rover Challenge is a prestigious event where student-built Mars rovers compete at the Mars Desert Research Station in Utah. The competition involves tasks simulating real Martian challenges, with participation from scientists in the space sector, including NASA.

    Global Participation

    This year’s finals saw 38 teams from 10 countries: Australia, Bangladesh, Canada, Colombia, Japan, India, Mexico, Poland, Turkey, and the United States. Poland was represented by AGH Space Systems and Wrocław University of Science and Technology’s team with their rover, Scorpio.

    Polish university teams have participated in the University Rover Challenge since 2009, achieving significant success, including the 2011 victory by Bialystok University of Technology’s Magma2 rover.

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