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Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre launch second edition of Explore Mars Competition

Posted 20 September 2017 · Add Comment

Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre, the entity in charge of designing, implementing and supervising all the phases of the Emirates Mars Mission- Hope mission under the supervision of the UAE Space Agency, has announced the launch of the second edition of Explore Mars Competition.

The competition is part of the Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre Science Event (MBRSC Science Event), that will be held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai, on October 21, at Etihad Museum under the theme “Through Space we Flourish”.

Explore Mars Competition targets university undergraduate students in science or engineering disciplines. The students will need to propose an innovative mission design to Mars and highlight a novel approach in either engineering design or in the science mission. The competition is geared towards identifying and solving a scientific or engineering challenge in planetary exploration.

The competition is divided into two categories, the first is focused on introducing a scientific project, and the second focuses on developing an idea to design a mission to Mars. Students who are interested in the first category about Mars Science can suggest a topic related to the Martian atmosphere or Mars geology. Furthermore, in Mars mission category, topics can address unique concepts and designs for space missions to Mars, new designs for scientific instruments for Mars science, or innovative spacecraft.

Omran Sharaf, Project Manager of the Emirates Mars Mission at MBRSC said: “Holding the Explore Mars Competition for a second year is a depiction of the commitment of the EMM team towards students and engaging them early on in the process of mission design from both a scientific and engineering perspective. The youth in the UAE are a wealth of ideas and innovative approaches, and this competition provides them with the space to explore space through their unique solutions to challenges".

Students who are interested to participate in the competition can send their projects to science@mbrsc.ae <mailto:science@mbrsc.ae> before October, 8, 2017. During the science event, the projects will be presented as posters, and discussed by a specialized scientific and technical committee composed of local and international engineers and scientists in the field of Mars Science and Space Systems Engineering. 

The top two winners are going to receive valuable prizes. The first winner will receive AED 10,000, and the second AED 5,000. The committee will judge the mission concepts based on the applicability of the mission, the rationale as well as the novelty of the mission defined.

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