Finalists Chosen for Red Eagle Student Engineering Contest

The finalists have been selected for the Mars Society’s Red Eagle International Student Engineering Contest. The competition, open to student engineering teams from around the world, is to design a lander capable of delivering 10 metric tons of payload to the Martian surface.

Out of 15 teams entering, five have now been selected to compete in the final round before a panel of distinguished judges on Saturday, August 25th at the 21st Annual International Mars Society Convention, which is being held at the Pasadena Convention Center from August 23-26, 2018.

The final competition will be open to the press and the public, with each student presentation being 40 minutes in length, including questions.

The finalist teams are:

  • Red Movers - Institut polytechnique des sciences avancées (IPSA), France
  • Argo Nova - Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg & Luleå Tekniska Universitet Germany/Sweden Team
  • Gurjao - Visvesvaraya Technological University & Università di Bologna, India/Italy Team
  • Icarus - California State University (Long Beach) & Cerritos High School (USA)
  • Project Eagle - Wrocław University of Science and Technology, Poland

The student team that takes first place will win $10,000, with prizes of $5000, $3,000, $2000, and $1,000 for the second through fifth place winners respectively. Congratulations to all the finalists and good luck in Pasadena!