The dust has not yet settled on the Marsyard, and neither has the huge excitement after the finals of the 8th edition of the European Rover Challenge. The competition is still generating great excitement among the participants and organizers of the event. Soon another dose of attractions will await them – starting next Sunday, Europe's best rover, its designers, and the ERC organizers will attend the International Astronautical Congress in Paris. The visit is possible thanks to the invitation from the Polish Space Agency.
"The Kalman rover, which recently won the European Rover Challenge, is proof that we are educating better and better engineers in Poland, who may transfer their experience gained during this type of competition later to companies in the space sector. I am very pleased that in just a few days, guests of the International Astronautical Congress in Paris will have an opportunity to see Kalman and meet its creators from AGH Space Systems at the stand of the Polish Space Agency. It's worth noting that we will also host other student inventions, such as TOLRECON – a lunar rock transport device also from AGH UST, or mini satellites taking part in the ESA CanSat competition" he says.
Professor Grzegorz Wrochna, President of the Polish Space Agency
"The phenomenal result of AGH Space Systems team at the demanding ERC competition is a success of the project-based education system that has been introduced at our university for many years. We hope that this victory will open up opportunities to send our AGH-prepared instruments to the Moon or Mars. We are aware that the path to the Moon will demand even greater efforts from us, but I think that with the best engineers in Europe, in terms of the construction of Martian vehicles, we have a good chance of accomplishing these plans”.
Professor Tadeusz Uhl, Director of the AGH Space Technology Centre