11/09/2020 13/09/2020

Kielce University of Technology to host European Rover Challenge 2020

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The 6th European Rover Challenge (ERC), an international competition to design and build a Mars rover, will be held at the Kielce University of Technology (PSK), in south-central Poland, on September 11-13, 2020.

CEO of the European Space Foundation and one of the originators of the ERC Lukasz Wilczynski said that the competition will promote the professional and unconventional construction of rovers. "There will be also an award for the top debuting team and for the best group from outside Poland and the European Union," he added.

The event will be co-organised by the local authorities of Kielce and the Swietokrzyskie province, and the Starachowice Special Economic Zone. Also, the European Space Foundation plans to cooperate with the organisers.

Twenty-eight teams from 13 countries took part in the competition last year. The event was attended by over 25,000 guests from all over Poland, including representatives from the largest science agencies, including the deputy head of the US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).