The Rover Challenge is something that the Mars Society has been running for a decade on two continents, but as yet no UK universities take part. This UK Chapter of the Mars Society aims to change that by developing a UK Rover Challenge, which we hope will provide a platform for students to develop their skills, and go on to achieve great things.

“When Airbus is developing the Mars rover for the European Space Agency right here in the UK, but none of our universities have been engaged with the Rover challenge, I knew that we needed to try to bring this to the UK” explains chairman Rob Adlard.

“We’re hoping that in collaboration with partners such as European City of Science and Marketing Manchester, that we can bring the UK Rover Challenge to Manchester for 2016.”

Take a look at this video to see highlights of the US 2015 Rover Challenge