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Indian Team Wins System Safety Award in NASA Competition

Students From NMIMS Mukesh Patel School of Technology Wins

"System Safety"

Award in

First NASA Human Exploration Rover Challenge - 2014


Team Technovators
Left side : Vivek Maurya , Prof. Sawankumar Naik, Rushali Jaiswal , Karan Shah, Vinay Singh, Viranch Shah, Aseem Prakash.

 Indian Space Station is proud to present another team from India which won an award in the just concluded NASA's first human exploration rover challenge - 2014. A group of students from SVKM-Narsee Monjee Institute-Mukesh Patel School of Tech. Mgt. & Eng., Mumbai, India have won a prestigious award under the category of "System Safety" in 2014. ISS team member, Vasantha Kumar, had an opportunity to talk to one of their team member, Vivek Maurya, to discuss about their achievements and the path to success.

Indian Team in the Inspiration Mars Student Design Contest Finalist

Team - The Indo-Martian Express (TIMEx)
Sri Venkateswara College of Engineering, Sriperembadur

           Finalist in Inspiration Mars Student Design Contest - 2014

It seems like Indian students are making it to the final round of most of the space related competitions in this year. This time it is TIMEx from Sri Venkateswara college of engineering, Sriperembadur. This team has made it to the final round of Inspirational Mars Student Design Contest - 2014. This is an international event conducted every year by Mars society. Also, this is one of toughest competition wherein the students have to use their technical, analytical and lateral thinking to solve the challenge. It requires the students to go beyond their course content to solve the various issues.

Team Kritarth from KIIT - University Rover Challenge - 2014

 Team Kritarth
KIIT, Bhubaneswhar
"Our main inspiration is our founder sir Dr. A. Samanta who is known for his humbleness and hardworking attitude"

University Rover Challenge - 2014


1.    What is the name of your Mars rover team?
The official name of our Team is Kritarth. Which means Gratitude towards others in Sanskrit. The first prototype of our rover is named KIIT MARS Rovers or KMR-1.  Our University is constantly working towards creating a niche in robotics and automation.


KMC Robophysicists, Kirori Mal College, University Rover Challenge - 2014

Team KMC Robophysicists
Kirori Mal College
University of Delhi
University Rover Challenge - 2014


Q. What is the name of your Mars rover team?
Earlier known as “KMC Lunabotics Team” which participated in NASA’s 3rd and 4th Lunabotics Mining Competition, our team is currently known as “KMC Robophysicists” which is a team of undergraduates, formed three years back to work in international physics projects.

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