SOAR has officially completed its proposal for the 2017-2018 NASA Student Launch Initiative
! NSL is an annual national rocketry competition that focuses on innovative designs such as unique payloads. This year, SOAR has chosen the “Deployable rover” option, described in the NSL handbook
- Deployable rover
- Teams will design a custom rover that will deploy from the internal structure of the launch vehicle.
- At landing, the team will remotely activate a trigger to deploy the rover from the rocket.
- After deployment, the rover will autonomously move at least 5 ft. (in any direction) from the launch vehicle.
- Once the rover has reached its final destination, it will deploy a set of foldable solar cell panels.
SOAR’s official proposal is located at the following link: NSL Proposal 2017-2018