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The Challenge Process

The Space Robotics Challenge Phase 2 will consist of 3 distinct and progressive levels.

Level 1 - Registration

August 12, 2019 - December 20, 2019 by 5pm Central US Time

Interested individuals and teams should download the registration packet (available here) and submit the required documentation via the online registration page.

Once a team registration has been officially submitted online, Challenge Administrators will send official confirmation of registration to the Team Leader.

Officially confirmed Teams will be eligible for participation in the Qualification Round.

Level 2 - Qualification Round

March 16, 2020 - August 19, 2020

The Qualification Round will test competitors’ abilities to virtually complete specific tasks that will be required during the Competition Round. Each task represents a capability needed to execute an autonomous ISRU mission.

The top 25 teams will be eligible to win a cash prize and will be invited to participate in the Competition Round.

Level 3 - Competition Round

December 7, 2020 - June 30, 2021

The purpose of the Competition Round is for the competitors’ virtual robotic teams to complete a long-term autonomous ISRU mission in simulation. For this round, competitors must select a virtual robotic team to complete the ISRU mission. Competitors will be provided a database of robotic systems and capabilities/specifications for each robot to determine the makeup of the robotic team they want to use in the competition.