For the 2019 NASA Student Launch Initiative, SOAR has taken on the challenge of constructing Apis III, a 6″ diameter rocket that will reach a target apogee between 4500 and 5500 ft (exact target to be determined). Once the rocket has landed the team is tasked with deploying an autonomous rover that can collect a 10mL soil sample and safely store it. This task is made especially difficult due to the competition’s constraints on remote control, the need to navigate difficult terrain, and the challenge of safely landing the payload without damage. Check below for updates on this project, including highly detailed documentation.
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