Your class could be a part of Canada’s space journey
Every team who submits a mission proposal will have the opportunity to win a virtual experience where they can control a real rover in a Lunar-like environment.
What could my class win?
The grand prize of the Lunar Rover Research Challenge involves youth taking remote control of a Canadensys Rover prototype and executing their proposed mission. They’ll also meet the team working on the rover and get a virtual tour of Canadensys’ facilities.
How many students can participate in controlling the Rover?
Every student in your class can join in on the grand prize, up to a maximum size of 30. The winning team will execute their proposed mission plan with help from their classmates.
Does a field trip need to be organized?
No. This experience will be held virtually from the comfort of your classroom. If your class wins, we will work with you to prepare your students and classroom.
What equipment, software, or training does my class need to drive the rover?
The Rover Control experience does not require specialized equipment. Standard laptops and an internet connection capable of video conferencing are sufficient. An orientation to controlling the rover is included in the experience. The entire experience will be facilitated by us to support your students through their mission.
Will the Rover controlled by students be on the Moon?
While eventually, Canada will put a rover on the moon, this prototype will be located at the Canadensys’ office in Stratford, Ontario. The rover will be driving in a lunar-like environment designed to mimic the terrain and lighting conditions at the South Pole of the Moon.