PROGRAMS

Robotic Mission to Mars

After completing a pre-mission training program and site selection activity, students take on the roles of scientists and engineers in Mission Control to complete a mission and collect data for further analysis. This program is the outcome of a collaboration between VSSEC, The Australian Centre for Field Robotics (ACFR) at Sydney University, Monash University, (School of Geoscience,) and the ACRI Games Technology Lab at La Trobe University. Students, working as scientists or engineers

  • drive a remote robot on the VSSEC Mars surface.
  • work as a team to analyse scientific data about the surface.
  • complete a hands-on laboratory session investigating rocks and minerals from the planet, VSSEC‚Äôs Rock and Mineral ID Parade.

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Full-day, @VSSEC or school-based.

$250 for school-based program.

Years 9 and 10.

May also be run at school; apply to VSSEC for information.

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